Reports


  • 4-July-2018

    Korean, PDF, 510kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2018 - Key findings for Korea (in Korean)

    최근 대한민국의 고용이 빠르게 둔화되어 노동시장 상황이 약화되었다. 그럼에도 불구하고, 대한민국 노동시장은 글로벌 금융위기 이후 빠르게 회복되어, 고용이 지속적으로 증가하였고 실업이 낮게 유지되어 왔다.

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  • 4-July-2018

    English, PDF, 239kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2018 - Key findings for Korea

    Recently, labour market conditions have weakened in Korea, with a sharp slowdown in employment growth. Nevertheless, Korea has broadly shown a strong labour market recovery from the crisis with employment increasing steadily and unemployment remaining low.

  • 20-June-2018

    English

    Economic Survey of Korea 2018

    Korea’s transformation from one of the poorest countries in the world in the 1950s to a major industrial power and member of the OECD was exceptionally rapid, reflecting good policies, notably sound fiscal and monetary policy, high levels of investment in human and physical capital and an outward orientation that increased its share of world trade.

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  • 15-June-2018

    English, PDF, 943kb

    A broken social elevator? Key findings for Korea

    A broken social elevator? Key findings for Korea

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  • 15-June-2018

    Korean, PDF, 538kb

    부러진 사회적 사다리? 사회이동 (social mobility) 증진을 위한 정책 방향

    부러진 사회적 사다리? 사회이동 (social mobility) 증진을 위한 정책 방향

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  • 24-May-2018

    English

    OECD Reviews of Health Systems: A series of country reports

    Those in-depth studies of the health system of member countries focus on economic issues. They assess the performance of health systems in a comparative context, identify the main challenges faced by the country health system and put forward policy options to better meet them. Reviews are initiated at the request of the country to be examined and emphasis is placed on specific issues of key policy interest.

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  • 25-April-2018

    English, PDF, 505kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Korea

    Korea had the 30th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in Korea faced a tax wedge of 22.6% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 18-April-2018

    English

    Housing Dynamics in Korea - Building Inclusive and Smart Cities

    Housing in Korea has been part of the government policy development agenda for the past three decades contributing to reducing the historical housing shortage and improving the quality of dwellings. Despite its achievements, Korea now faces a housing affordability challenge as prices are too high for several social groups (i.e. newly wedded), owner occupancy levels are decreasing, and social housing is struggling to meet demand. Korea has a complex social housing system largely focused on low-income households, who still suffer from housing poverty in terms of housing stability, affordability and quality.
     
    A holistic view on housing policy to promote a more inclusive society and sustainable economic growth is needed. To overcome the current housing challenge requires expanding the network of public housing providers by including the private and community sectors that could alleviate the government’s financial burden. Korea is linking housing and urban regeneration strategies to respond to the complex challenges of social inclusion, job creation, housing and economic revitalisation. Korea has been at the forefront of smart city development for more than a decade, which has brought benefits to Korean cities such as integrated transport systems, and it is now committed to applying the concept as a vehicle for inclusive growth.
  • 17-April-2018

    English

    OECD/Korea Policy Centre, Competition Programme

    A joint venture between the Korean government and the OECD, the Centre works with competition authorities in the Asian region to develop and implement effective competition law and policy. Read more about the Centre's work.

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  • 14-March-2018

    English

    Towards Better Social and Employment Security in Korea

    This report on Korea is the fourth country study published in a series of reports looking into how policies connect people with jobs, following reports on Australia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. It has a special focus on low-income groups, jobseekers and workers, and policies geared towards closing the considerable gaps these groups are facing around income and employment support. In the past forty years, Korea has gone through a remarkable economic transformation and in the past two decades, the country has also put in place a comprehensive social protection system and a strong activation framework. Nevertheless, features of Korea’s labour market, which include very low job tenure, a high degree of duality and a high level of informality, make it difficult for some measures to reach workers and jobseekers. This report concludes that significant additional action will be needed to make income and employment supports more effective and inclusive.  
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