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South Korea’s Electronics Giant Lee Kun-hee, Chair of Samsung, Dies at 78
October 26, 2020

South Korea’s Electronics Giant Lee Kun-hee, Chair of Samsung, Dies at 78

By Mitch Shin
Two different – and contrasting – reviews of the electronics icon’s leadership have emerged since the announcement of Lee’s passing.

How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market
August 28, 2020

How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market

By Vladimir Hlasny
Despite a resolute response by the government, COVID-19 has taken a serious bite out of the South Korean economy.
Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market
July 11, 2019

Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Public sector contract workers went on strike to protest their unequal status -- and uneven government progress on the issue.

Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
November 10, 2017

Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
South Korea unveils its five-year plan for creating jobs, but will it be enough?

How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
November 08, 2016

How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality

By Vladimir Hlasny
Structural flaws in Korea's labor market trap workers and perpetuate social inequality.

South Korean Labor Strike Streak Fizzles Out
September 24, 2016

South Korean Labor Strike Streak Fizzles Out

By Elaine Ramirez
Trickle-down labor reforms aimed to revive dismal economy, but lack safety net for bottom rung.

South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
December 11, 2015

South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration

By Steven Denney
South Korea's labor protests should come as no surprise -- and you can expect more to follow.
Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea
November 10, 2015

Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea

By Steven Denney
South Korea's economic inequality keeps getting worse.

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
September 10, 2015

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye

By Steven Denney
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.

Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea
July 31, 2015

Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea

By Steven Denney
Youth unemployment--and corresponding pessimism--is riding high in South Korea.

Korea's Latest High-Altitude Protest Targets Kia Motors
June 27, 2015

Korea's Latest High-Altitude Protest Targets Kia Motors

By Steven Denney
Two workers are protesting what they call illegal labor practices by Kia Motors.
Who Represents Labor Market Outsiders in South Korea?
June 03, 2015

Who Represents Labor Market Outsiders in South Korea?

By Steven Denney
If South Korea's left won't represent the poor, who will?

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