Wednesday, July 8, 2020
President Moon Jae-in on July 7 said, "We’ll prepare a roadmap to eliminate employment insurance blind spots by the end of the year." In a Cabinet meeting, he said, "The government will do all it can to support employment retention and the survival of...
Monday, June 15, 2020
In recent years, UBI has attracted more considerable attention with increased concerns over growing economic inequality and the effect of automation upon the labor market. So far, no country has a national-level basic income policy.The COVID-19 outbreak...
Friday, June 12, 2020
"I thought I had to close my business because of that novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). But I'm now more at ease thanks to the emergency relief payments."
Lee Jin-won, a seller of dried fish at Daegu's Seomun Market for 15 years, is smiling again...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
How products such as food and clothes are produced and brought to consumers – a set of activities known as value chains – is critical to reducing poverty and hunger, creating jobs and ensuring decent work, innovation and economic growth. If the...
Global, Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, China, South Korea, Taiwan
Saturday, April 18, 2020
All of us in the international development space – in Australia, the region and worldwide – have had our work disrupted. What do we do now? We need to debate the big picture issues but we also need to trial and share practical solutions. We propose...
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Friday, April 3, 2020
The government decided Friday to make emergency cash payments to households in the bottom 70 percent income bracket, financially hit by the novel coronavirus, by using March health insurance premiums as key standard.
The temporary, yet controversial...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has pledged to introduce unemployment insurance for artists so they can continue their work without having to worry about financial constraints. The decision comes hot on the heels of Bong Joon-ho's recent...
Friday, February 7, 2020
OPINION: The benefits of paternity leave are well-documented. When fathers equally share the duties of rearing newborns with mothers, family bonds are strengthened and all involved are healthier and happier. That, in turn, flows through to society and...
Global, Asia, Hong Kong S.A.R., China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
Monday, February 3, 2020
BLOG: In South Korea, the number of men taking paternity leave jumped from 1,402 in 2011 to 22,297 in 2019, when the maximum length increased from one year to two years as a household with two working parents are able to take one-year respective...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
INTERVIEW: Senior Staff Director Park with National Assembly Health & Welfare Committee says ‘Gov’t support to healthcare insurance finances needs to be determined based on rational foundation’.