The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement
This book looks at retirement issues in Japan and South Korea in an era of population ageing. The book also outlines similarities between Japan and Korea as productivist regimes, which are distinct from countries characterized by liberal, corporatist-statist, and social democratic welfare...
To Be Published May 30th 2015 by Routledge
Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s...
Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge
The Ageing Tiger
The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations...
Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge