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Title:Unification of South and North Korean Labor Markets: Problems, Perspectives, and Opportunities
Author(s):Cho, Jin-Woo
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rashid, Salim
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Political Science, General
Abstract:As a preparation for the foundation of new economic principle, a study of the historical characteristics of Korean labor follows. The unique feature of Korean labor is that Korean people have generated inner dynamics by the interaction of rigid rules of each time period and people's resistance to those rules. Compared to South Korean society, North Korean society is more closed and socially stagnated because the North Korean labor force has been strictly regulated by the government since the beginning of its regime. On the other hand, the North Korean society has preserved traditional aspects. Though much of this tradition has been supplanted by western culture in South Korea, what remains may provide a link which connects the two societies. Thus, the new principle should build upon the similarities of the two Korean labor forces and minimize the differences. As a result, a social synergy will be created which will promote the development of an advanced society.
Issue Date:1999
Description:278 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9921672
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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