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Unemployment-related benefit systems in South Korea

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  • Unemployment-related benefit systems in South Korea
  • Kwan, chau Pa
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Title Unemployment-related benefit systems in South Korea
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Kwan, chau Pa

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[Central, Hong Kong]:The Legislative Council Commission

Date 2000-06
Pages 27
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding Legislative Council Secretariat of Hong Kong

Abstract

South Korea’s economic growth began in the 1960s. In the late 1980s, unemployment rate in South Korea maintained at an average level of below 3 percent. Upon political democratization in 1987, there has been a dramatic increase in labour union activities. In 1987 and 1988, labour movement and labour union activities. In 1987 and 1988, labour movement and labour disputes spread across South Korea, causing a sharp increase in wages. The shortage of manual labour, the increase in wage and the rise of unionism called for a new framework to manage industrial relations. (The rest omitted)