The expansion of social care and reform: Implications for care workers in the Republic of Korea

  title={The expansion of social care and reform: Implications for care workers in the Republic of Korea},
  author={I. Peng},
  journal={International Labour Review},
  • I. Peng
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • International Labour Review
. A falling fertility rate, increasing longevity, government “social investment” strategies to achieve the transformation from industrial to post-industrial economy, and increased state support to help women balance family and work responsibilities – all these influences have produced mixed results for the poorly paid female care workers in low-status jobs in the Republic of Korea. The author summarizes policy changes and reports on interviews with childcare and elder-care workers, policy… Expand
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