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Article: The Korean welfare state: A paradox of expansion in an era of globalisation and economic crisis

TitleThe Korean welfare state: A paradox of expansion in an era of globalisation and economic crisis
Authors
KeywordsKorea
Productivism
Social Policy
Welfare Estate
Issue Date2007
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/IJSW
Citation
International Journal Of Social Welfare, 2007, v. 16 n. 3, p. 242-248 How to Cite?
AbstractWhen the Asian financial crisis took a heavy toll on Korea in the late 1990s, policy makers responded by extending welfare policy. For many analysts, this was a paradoxical move, marking a fundamental reconfiguration of the social policy system. This article contests that interpretation. It examines the changes made to Korean social policy in recent years, and considers their impact on the Korean welfare state. It notes both that welfare extensions have been comparatively limited, and that they have often formed part of wider attempts to boost labour market flexibility. It thus concludes that limited expansion of the Korean welfare state is chiefly an attempt to bolster industrial competitiveness and economic growth. For now, Korea retains the productivist social policy orientation that has long characterised it. It also concedes, however, that in the future underlying social change, notably a rapidly ageing population, may prompt policy makers to make significant changes to the Korean welfare state. © 2006 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the International Journal of Social Welfare.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/171844
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.795
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.958
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dc.contributor.authorHolliday, Ien_US
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dc.date.issued2007en_US
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dc.description.abstractWhen the Asian financial crisis took a heavy toll on Korea in the late 1990s, policy makers responded by extending welfare policy. For many analysts, this was a paradoxical move, marking a fundamental reconfiguration of the social policy system. This article contests that interpretation. It examines the changes made to Korean social policy in recent years, and considers their impact on the Korean welfare state. It notes both that welfare extensions have been comparatively limited, and that they have often formed part of wider attempts to boost labour market flexibility. It thus concludes that limited expansion of the Korean welfare state is chiefly an attempt to bolster industrial competitiveness and economic growth. For now, Korea retains the productivist social policy orientation that has long characterised it. It also concedes, however, that in the future underlying social change, notably a rapidly ageing population, may prompt policy makers to make significant changes to the Korean welfare state. © 2006 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the International Journal of Social Welfare.en_US
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dc.subjectKoreaen_US
dc.subjectProductivismen_US
dc.subjectSocial Policyen_US
dc.subjectWelfare Estateen_US
dc.titleThe Korean welfare state: A paradox of expansion in an era of globalisation and economic crisisen_US
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