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Income Gap Reaches New 10-Year High

Income Gap Reaches New 10-Year High

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The nominal income of South Koreans belonging to the lower 40 percent of income earners in the second quarter of the year indicated the worst-ever drop recorded in the nation’s history when considering all previous second quarter data. Meanwhile, the nominal income belonging to the top 20 percent of [...]

Income Gap Makes Recruiting Young Workers Difficult for SMEs

Income Gap Makes Recruiting Young Workers Difficult for SMEs

SEJONG, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Korean workers are avoiding small and medium-sized enterprises in fear of the long-term negative impact on their career and income, a new study has revealed. The report released by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) on Tuesday showed a worker’s first job has a significant impact on their career [...]

Korea’s Income Redistribution Policy Weakest among OECD Countries

Korea’s Income Redistribution Policy Weakest among OECD Countries

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea’s effect of taxes and social spending on poverty reduction turned out smallest among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member nations. According to the 2014 Household Finance and Welfare Survey released on November 26, Korea’s poverty rate in 2013 was 18.9 percent in terms of market income and 16.4 percent in [...]