Korea's Retirement Predicament: The Ageing Tiger

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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 ...

Korea's Retirement Predicament: The Ageing Tiger 2013, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415644105

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