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Working Paper
The Korean Economy: Six Decades of Growth and Development

November 08, 2010

  • Author Il SakongYoungsun Koh
  • Language English
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Foreword
A Note on Romanization
Abbreviations
Contributors

Chapter 1
 Introduction

Chapter 2
The Growth of Korean Economy and the Role of Government
 1. Introduction
 2. Liberation and state-building (1948-1959)
 3. Export promotion and government-led industrialization (1960-1979)
 4. Stabilization and liberalization (1980-1997)
 5. From the economic crisis to the present (1997-2009)
 6. Challenges
 7. Conclusion

Chapter 3
Korea’s Industrial Development
 1. Introduction
 2. Structural changes in the Korean economy
 3. Historical development of Korean industry
 4. Conclusion

Chapter 4
International Economic Policy
 1. Introduction
 2. The early evolution of international economic policy from the 1950s to 1970s
 3. Expansion of economic liberalization and globalization from 1980 to the present
 4. Liberalization of foreign direct investment
 5. Economic cooperation
 6. Agricultural import liberalization
 7. Liberalization in the service sector
 8. Financial opening
 9. Conclusion

Chapter 5
Territorial Development Policy
 1. Introduction
 2. Agrarian land reform and post-war reconstruction from 1948 to the 1950s
 3. Development of industrial parks and population migration to Seoul in the 1960s
 4. Development corridors and the Saemaul Movement from 1970 to 1987
 5. The pursuit of a better quality of life and globalization from 1988 to the 1990s
 6. Promoting regional balance and green growth in the 2000s
 7. An assessment of Korea’s territorial policy
 8. Conclusion

Chapter 6
Social Policy
 1. Introduction
 2. Demographic changes
 3. Education system
 4. Developments in the labor market
 5. Social welfare system
 6. Health care services
 7. Women’s economic and social participation
 8. Conclusion

Appendices
 Annex tables
 Committee members
 Advisory group
 
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