South Korea—Public Policy
Jungui Lee and Haesang Jeon
December 2009—South Korea is struggling with the dual pressures of a rapidly growing aged population and an anticipated shortage of workers. The government is working on efforts to support employment, increase training opportunities, and promote work-life balance for the aged as well as for women to mitigate these concerns, but policy makers are facing several significant dilemmas. This Policy Brief—one of a series of country reports released by the Sloan Center of Aging & Work at Boston College’s Global Perspectives Institute—provides a contextual focus on the dynamics of employment and policy within the country.