Demographic Change and Labor Quality in the Republic of Korea

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Demographic Change and Labor Quality in the Republic of Korea

17 May 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Jong-Wha Lee, Korea University - Email the author | Other materials by the author

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The authors conducted research to analyze the Republic of Korea’s human resource development from 1986 to 2016, measure changes in labor resources, and project labor quality and quantity growth up to 2040. They found that the labor quantity growth rate declined from the late 1980s to 2016, but the labor quality growth rate was sustained, and is expected to be sustained until 2035. Employing more elderly and female workers could help push labor quantity growth. ​

Geographical Focus: 
Korea, Republic of
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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