Benefit Reforms for Inclusive Societies in Korea: Income Security During Joblessness

Protecting people, rather than specific jobs, plays a key role in promoting labour-market inclusiveness and dynamism. This report focuses on avenues for strengthening benefit coverage, income security and re-employment in the context of Korea’s “dual” labour market with large parts of the workforce in short-duration, non-standard or informal employment. It welcomes Korea’s recent reforms towards more accessible jobseeker support, and points to priorities for additional policy action to make income and employment support more effective and inclusive. The report forms part of a series of OECD country reviews of income support policies. Each review analyses key policy challenges, discusses recent reform initiatives, and identifies good practices from OECD countries.