The need to link education, employment and welfare for national human resource development has lately been claimed by both scholars and policymakers. However, the argument tends to be accepted without serious logical explorations. The purpose of this study is to explore the underlying logics of linking education, employment and welfare for national human resource development(NHRD).
In this regards, the study tries to clarify the conceptual basis on the logical aspects of the discussion on the linkage among those three areas. The logical structures were explored by following subsequent three stages. Firstly, the study surveyed the common interests of the three areas along with the roles and philosophies of each area. Secondly, the study tries to extract some of the hidden implications and philosophies from the actual practices by investigating the cases of the national level policy implementations. Lastly, based on the first and the second stage findings, prototypes of the logical structure concerning the linkages among education, employment, and welfare were developed. The three dominating prototypes of the logical structure concerning the linkage were 1)logic of system optimization, 2)logic of national human resource development and 3)logic of solving imminent practical problems. The study concluded that the logical structures discovered in this study could be a sound starting point for the further discussion on the practical policymaking.