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Korea's Retirement Predicament

The Ageing Tiger

Korea's Retirement Predicament( )
Editor: Klassen, Thomas R.
Yang, Yunjeong
Series title:Routledge Advances in Korean Studies
ISBN:978-0-415-64410-5
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $145.00
Book Description:

The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual - and often involuntary - retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations, provided firms with a youthful and highly productive workforce. However, with a rapidly aging population and shifts in the labour market, the existing arrangement is becoming less and...
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Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Gerontology
Social Science / Women's Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.25 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.94 Pounds

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