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Industrial and occupational employment in Korean urban regions

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  • Industrial and occupational employment in Korean urban regions
  • Lee, Bun Song; Kim, Moon-Hyun; Fuess, Scott M. Jr
  • Seoul National University(Population and Development Studies Center)


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Title Industrial and occupational employment in Korean urban regions
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Author(English)

Lee, Bun Song; Kim, Moon-Hyun; Fuess, Scott M. Jr

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Population and Development Studies Center)

Date 1994-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Journal of Population and Development:vol. 23(no. 2)
Pages 13
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This study analyzes whether there has been an uneven distribution of empolyment across urban areas in South Korea. Using data from the latest Korean census, we use simple correlation analysis to show that employment in a particular industry or occupation is associated with different characteristics of urban regions. Manufacturing employment is associated with wealthier, more crowded cities, which have relatively more advanced social overhead capital. The financial sector also is concentrated in large cities with more developed infrastructure. In contrast, other service industries-including wholesale and retail trades, transportation, and social service-are centered in lower income, less developed, but less crowded cities. Unlike manufacturing, social services are concentrated in urban areas with older residents. Our findings suggest that redistribution of jobs from the Seoul area cannot be achieved without investing in social overhead capital in the targeted regions.