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OECD Economic Surveys: Korea 2012
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  26 Apr 2012
Pages: 146 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264127845 , OECD Code: 102012101E1
Price:   €42 | $60 | £37 | ¥5000 | MXN750
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Other languages:  French (Available)
Superseded by: OECD Economic Surveys: Korea 2014 - (Available)
Other Versions:  Print - Paperback
Subscription:  OECD Economic Surveys (Available)

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OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Korea examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. In addition, it includes special chapters covering sustaining convergence to the highest-income countries and promoting social cohesion.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
-Korea’s economic expansion and macroeconomic policies to sustain it
-Policies to promote economic growth
-Policies to promote social cohesion by addressing rising income inequality and relative poverty
-Annex A.1. Economic co-operation with North Korea
-Annex A.2. Progress in structural reforms
Chapter 1. Sustaining Korea’s convergence to the highest-income countries.
-Korea’s long-run growth potential
-Labour market reforms to boost employment and productivity
-Tax policies to promote employment and growth
-Policies to improve educational outcomes
-Increasing the role of the education system in innovation
-Promoting the development of the service sector
Chapter 2. Achieving the “low carbon, green growth” vision in Korea
-Mitigating climate change
-Creating new engines for growth
-Improving the quality of life through green growth
Chapter 3. Promoting social cohesion in Korea
-Rising income inequality and relative poverty and the factors behind it
-Social spending is low but increasing rapidly
-Increasing social spending to promote social cohesion
-Labour market reforms to promote social cohesion by breaking down dualism
-Reforms in the education system to promote social cohesion
-The service sector as a factor in inequality

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