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Labor standards and South Korean employment practices in North Korea

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  • Labor standards and South Korean employment practices in North Korea
  • Noland, Marcus
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Title Labor standards and South Korean employment practices in North Korea
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Noland, Marcus

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Washington, D.C.:US-Korea Institute at SAIS

Date 2014-03
Pages 36
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding US-Korea Institute at SAIS

Abstract

By 2012, South Korean firms employed more than 50,000 workers in North Korea. This paper examines whether their employment practices are likely to encourage North Korea’s transition. Survey data indicate that the North Korean government has successfully circumscribed exposure of North Korean citizens both to South Koreans and to more market-oriented economic practices. South Korean investment in North Korea may well be beneficial both for the firms and the workers involved, but evidence of the sort of broader spillovers that proponents of engagement sometimes assert is not evident. The possibility of using voluntary labor codes to promote transformation is then examined.