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Employment-oriented Welfare Strategies
Employment-oriented Welfare Strategies
  • Topic Workers Welfare & Employment Insurance
  • Author Jai-Joon Hur et al.
  • Language Korean
  • Publication Date December 30, 2011
  • Length 312 Pages
  • Publisher Korea Labor Institute
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    The academic, policy and political debates and events taking place around the issue of welfare since late 2010 appear to be calling for a shift away from the government's conventional approach and decision-making. To be more straightforward, there is a strong argument that Korea's welfare paradigm must seek qualitative changes away from the existing framework.
    The Korean market has not been able to achieve a virtuous cycle of growth-jobs-distribution since the 1997 financial crisis. And lessons from the global economy in the past 30 years also foretell that such virtuous cycle by the market is not likely to take place for the time being. Then will it be possible for the government to create a growth-jobs-distribution virtuous cycle by actively building a new welfare paradigm? In its analysis of European countries, Iversen and Wren (1998) points out that in today's slow-growing service economy, we need to make certain choices as it would not be possible to achieve fiscal security, income equity and job growth all at the same time. Is such assumption applicable to Korea as well? These questions should be answered considering the issues of welfare raised today as well as the welfare strategy that is right for the Korean government.
    If such questions are necessary to define the direction of welfare strategy and perspective, there is still the need to streamline a number of welfare service areas in order to upgrade existing services and to enable work-life balance. It is under these two lines of thinking that this study aims to define the direction of welfare policies, sum up the issues related to welfare services, and help set the stage for better work-life balance. 

    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1. Introduction (Jai-Joon Hur)
    Chapter 2. Transition to an Employment-oriented Livelihood-guaranteeing State (Sang-Hoon Ahn, Jai-Joon Hur and Ki-Joon Bae)
    Chapter 3. Active Post-retirement Security (Soo-Wan Kim and Young-Ran Park)
    Chapter 4. Women, Children and Family Welfare Policies to Promote Women's Employment (Yeon-Gyu Ryoo, Young-Mi Kim and  Ik-Joong Jeong)
    Chapter 5. Non-regular Workers' Issues and Closing the Social Insurance Loopholes (Jai-Joon Hur)
    Chapter 6. Basic Livelihood Guarantee and Employment-oriented Welfare (Seung-Ho Baek and Moon-Geun Kim)
    Chapter 7. Social Service Job Programs and Streamlining Social Services (Hye-Won Kim)
    Chapter 8. Challenges to Enable Employment-oriented Welfare Strategy (Jai-Joon Hur)

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