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Title Korea's retirement predicament : the ageing tiger / edited by Thomas R. Klassen and Yunjeong Yang
Published New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (168 pages)
Series Routledge advances in Korean studies ; 28
Routledge advances in Korean studies ; v. 28
Contents Cover; Korea's Retirement Predicament; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction to retirement in Korea; 2 Demographic change in Korea and East Asia; 3 The welfare state and income security for the elderly in Korea; 4 The legal foundations of mandatory retirement in Korea; 5 Korean women and retirement; 6 Institutionalization of the Retirement Pension Plan and the limited role of corporatism in Korea
Foreword / Young Ki Choi -- Introduction to retirement in Korea / Thomas R. Klassen and Kun-ha Yu -- Demographic change in Korea and East Asia / Ghazy Mujahid -- The welfare state and income security for the elderly in Korea / Jae-jin Yang -- The legal foundations of mandatory retirement in Korea / Yongman Cho -- Korean women and retirement / Yunjeong Yang and Soondool Chung -- Institutionalization of the retirement pension plan and the limited role of corporatism in Korea / MyungJoon Park -- National pension, labour market and retirement in Korea : institutional mismatch and policy alternatives / Hanam Phang -- Changing retirement patterns in Japan / Koichi Hiraoka -- Retiring immigrants : Korean seniors' lives after migration to Canada / Ann H. Kim -- The future of retirement / Masa Higo and Thomas R. Klassen
7 National pension, labour market and retirement in Korea: institutional mismatch and policy alternatives8 Changing retirement patterns in Japan; 9 Retiring immigrants: Korean seniors' lives after migration to Canada; 10 The future of retirement; Index
Summary 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 less functional. This book examines how this retirement arrangement arose, and the policy reforms that ha
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Early retirement -- Korea (South)
Retirement age -- Korea (South)
Retirement -- Government policy -- Korea (South)
Women -- Retirement -- Korea (South)
Early retirement.
Retirement age.
Retirement -- Government policy.
SELF-HELP -- Aging.
Women -- Retirement.
Korea (South)
Form Electronic book
Author Klassen, Thomas Richard, 1957-
Yang, Yunjeong, 1971-
ISBN 020336208X
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1135046433
9780203362082
9781135046422
9781135046439