In recent years, data on inequality on Korea has improved dramatically. The Korean Government's survey and administrative data on income distribution is now being used more widely, and Korean scholars are participating actively in the new World Inequality Database project and its efforts to create Distributional National Accounts (DINA) data. In this presentation, Prof. Jong-sung You reports on the work of his Korea Inequality Research Lab on the extent of inequality in Korea and the resulting debates on how—and whether—to address it through innovative social policies.
Speaker: Jong-sung You, Professor and Director of the Korea Inequality Research Lab, Gachon University
Korea-Pacific Program Webinar Series:
This webinar series is designed to showcase new research as well as a forum for discussion of major policy issues. It will convene each week unless as noted on Mondays at 4 p.m. PDT / 7 p.m. EST / 8 a.m. (Tuesday) in Seoul. This series has received generous support from the Korea Foundation.