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Employment of people with disabilities: a comparison of South Korea and Sweden

  • Journal of the Scandinavian Society of Korea
  • Abbr : JSSK
  • 2018, (21), pp.35-70
  • Publisher : The Scandinavian Society of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > North Europe(Scandinavian)
  • Received : May 30, 2018
  • Accepted : June 27, 2018

Lee, Hanna 1 Shin, EunKyoung 2

1리즈대학교 사회정책 박사과정
2단국대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to seek the alternative disability employment policy of South Korea by comparing the employment rate and related services for people with disabilities of South Korea and Sweden. As a research data, the Swedish and EU statistics revealed in the Academic Network of European Disability experts’ paper and the Arbetsförmedlingen’s annual report were used. Data provided by Employment Development Institute or Korean Statistical Information Service were used as South Korean data, and the raw data of National Survey of the People with Disabilities 2014 was analyzed as well. The results demonstrated that the gender-balanced employment rate, the high employment rate in younger people in Sweden, while considerable gender imbalance in the employment rate of South Korea. Also, the aim at equality in Swedish disability policy could be found. Based on these findings, this study suggested the importance of cultural context as well as the economic structure and social policies which influence the employment rate of people with disabilities.

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