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Labor in Korea 1987-2006: Looking through the Statistical Lens
Labor in Korea 1987-2006: Looking through the Statistical Lens
  • Author Byung-Hee Lee, Hye-Won Kim, Jin-Ho Jeong, and Seong Jae Cho
  • Language English
  • Publication Date September 18, 2009
  • Length 188 Pages
  • Publisher Korea Labor Institute
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  • SUMMARY

    This publication analyzes the accomplishments and limitations of our labor market and our industrial relations over the past 20 years. Core issues within the labor market and in our industrial relations were chosen, and studies were carried out on each of these core issues through the collection, processing and analysis of relevant statistical data. Time series trends of representative statistics have been presented together with in-depth analyses of key indicators to provide systematic explanations for each core issue, while international comparisons have been included for a more objective assessment of where exactly we stand on each of these core issues. The information provided in this publication will help promote a more objective understanding of the reality of labor in Korea.

    - Table of Contents -

    Ⅰ. Employment (Hye-Won Kim, Jai-Joon Hur, Sung Mi Jung, and Mibo Ahn)
        I.1 Growth and Job Creation
        I.2 Changes in Industry Structure and Jobs
        I.3 Analysis of Long-Term Factors Affecting the Employment Rate
        I.4 Structure of and Changes to the Unemployment Gap
        I.5 Job Finding Probability and Job Separation Probability 
        I.6 Enhancement of the Status of Women in the Labor Market
        I.7 Changes in Job Stability
        I.8 Reasons for and the Persistence of Unemployment
        I.9 Labor Market Participation of Older Adults
        I.10 Influence of Foreign Labor on the Labor Market

    Ⅱ. Wages (Jin-Ho Jeong and Seung Bok Kang)
       II.1 Wages and Productivity
       II.2 Wage Differentials by Firm Size 
       II.3 Wage Differentials by Gender and Educational Level
       II.4 Seniority Wage
       II.5 Wage Structure
       II.6 Minimum Wage
       II.7 Tax Wedge

    Ⅲ. Working Life and Labor Market Policies (Byung-Hee Lee and Jeong Ho Ban)
       III.1 Income Distribution
       III.2 Relative Poverty
       III.3 Working Hours
       III.4 Employment Services 
       III.5 Vocational Training
       III.6 Unemployment Benefits
       III.7 Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
       III.8 Social Security System

    Ⅳ. Industrial Relations (Seong Jae Cho and Si-Kyun Lee)
       IV.1 Unionization Rate
       IV.2 Labor Union Organization Type
       IV.3 Union Representation
       IV.4 Union Wage Effects 
       IV.5 Labor-Management Conflicts
       IV.6 Labor-Management Councils