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International Labor Brief (Vol. 17, No. 11, 2019)
Author International Cooperation and Information Office
Publication Date 2019.11.15
Language Korean
Page 100 Pages
Price KRW 6,000
Publisher Korea Labor Institute

Global Focus

Effect of Unemployment Benefits on the Labor Market and Challenges (Jae-Min Seong)


Special Feature: The Effect of Unemployment Benefits on Re-employment

The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Re-employment Bonuses in Taiwan (Po-Chun Huang)

Re-employment Effect of the Unemployment Insurance System in the United States (Suzanne Simonetta)

Japan’s Unemployment Rating and Re-employment (Munhyi Yun)

International Research Trends

Economic Effects of Unemployment Benefits (Hyeongjun Bang)


International Labor Trends

Current Situation of Increased Variability and Uncertainty of Work Schedules in the Labor Market in the US (Jung Myung Kim)

CSR in Sweden (Ji-Won Song)

World Labor News


Issue Paper

(Working Paper 2019-08) Industrial Relations: Review and Issues in the First Half of 2019 and Challenges in the Second Half

Jeong-Hee Lee

I. Review of Industrial Relations: First Half of 2019
II. Industrial Relations Outlook and Challenges: The Second Half of 2019

(Working Paper 2019-07) Labor Market Assessment in the First Half and Labor Outlook for the Second Half of 2019

Center for Labor Trends Analysis

I. Overview of the Labor Market in the First Half of 2019
II. Evaluation of the First Half of the 2019 Labor Market by Sector
III. Employment Outlook for H2 2019

(Working Paper 2019-06) A New Approach for Estimating the Number of Dependent Self-employed Contractors in South Korea

Heung-Jun Jung

I. Introduction
II. Literature Review
III. Korean Contexts
IV. New Conceptual Approach to Estimate the Size of Dependent Self-employed Contractor Population
V. Methods
VI. Results
VII. Discussion and conclusion

KLI News

OECD-KLI International Conference: Investing in Youth, Korea

The KLI hosted an international conference on the topic of ‘Investing in Youth, Korea’ on October 29th, 2019. From 2018 to 2019, the KLI has previously conducted a joint research project with the OECD. At this international conference, the policy recommendations and implications outlined in the report were reviewed by specialists. Further policy recommendations were identified during this conference. The opening speech was made by Stefano Scarpetta, the Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD. The second session was presented by Veerie Miranda, a Senior Economist at the OECD on the ‘Review on Investing in Youth, Korea’. Following the two presentations, the panel discussion was led by Yoon Gyu Yoon, Senior Fellow at the KLI.


International Conference on Job Policy – Changes in Employment Environment and New Job Strategies

The KLI with the Presidential Committee on Jobs co-hosted an international conference on job policy. The conference was on November 21st, 2019 at Seoul. The conference consisted of 3 sessions. The first was on OECD Jobs Strategy and Jobs in Korea, where Stephane Carcillo from the OECD presented a keynote speech on ‘Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work: The New OECD Jobs Strategy’. Jae-Min Seong, Director at the Center for Labor Trends Analysis Office from the KLI gave a presentation on ‘Changes in Employment and Policy Issues in Korea’. The second session was on Manufacturing Renaissance and Decent Jobs, where Peter Oeij, a Senior Research Scientist at the TNO presented on the topic of ‘European Workplace Innovation’.


Policy Seminar on Work Time Reduction: Current Situation and Future Challenges

The KLI hosted a policy seminar on ‘Work Time Reduction’ on December 11th, 2019. The seminar aimed to reflect on policies to reduce work time and identify future challenges. The first session of the seminar was on the current situation on implementing work time reduction and was moderated by Ki-Sun Kim, a Research Fellow at the KLI. In the first session, Sung-teak Kim, senior research fellow at the KLI and Yongman Cho, professor at Konkuk University gave a presentation. The second session was on challenges and ways to improve the current policy, which was moderated by Roh Sang-Heon, Professor at the University of Seoul. Kyungjin Hwang, research fellow at the Korea Small and Medium Business Institute and Kang Sung-Tae, professor at Hanyang University gave a presentation. The final general discussion session was on methods to improve work time reduction policies. This session was moderated by Park Jong-Hee, Professor at Korea University.


2019 Employment Impact Assessment Results Seminar

The KLI with the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Korean Labor Economic Association co-hosted the 2019 Employment Impact Assessment Results Seminar on December 13th, 2019. There were 6 sessions to the seminar. Each session was based on factors that could have a possible impact on the labor market. The first session was on innovative growth, and how changes in economic activities could have an impact on the labor market. The second session was on regional development which focused on industries and labor markets based on regions. The third session was on equality in the economy and employment effects that aimed to achieve equality. The fourth session was also on innovative growth based on technology developments and their possible impact on the labor market. The fifth session was on industrial development and how to develop SMEs through industry development. The final session was on regulation improvements, and employment effects from relieving regulations.


Korea Labor and Income Panel Academic Conference

The KLI co-hosted the Korea Labor and Income Panel Academic Conference on December 20th, 2019 with the Korea Labor and Employment Relations Association, the Korean Labor Economic Association, the Korean Social Security Association, the Korean Sociological Association, the Korean Association of Labor Studies, the Population Association of Korea, the Korean Academy of Organization and Management, the Korean Association of Public Finance, the Korean Association for Survey Research. The Korea Labor and Income Panel Survey is conducted annually by the KLI. The first session of presentations were on minimum wage, poverty and labor. The second session was on satisfaction, income and expenditure and education. In the third session there were presentations by graduate students, and issues on gender and platform labor. 

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