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KLI Employment & Labor Report No. 62(2015-2)
KLI Employment & Labor Report No. 62(2015-2)
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    Effects of Working Hour Reduction on Employment


    ​Under the tripartite agreement in 2010, the tripartite partners (workers, employers, and the government) reaffirmed that it is important to reduce working hours, improve part-time work conditions and expand flexible working hours, with the ultimate goal of reducing annual working hours down to the 1,800 range. These measures would protect workers’ health and improve productivity while enhancing the job creation capacity of the labor market. A simulation study was done to see how the reduction in working hours would contribute to job creation.