For economists, policy-makers, and historians who want to learn how the Korean labor market dealt with the 1997 financial
crisis and how this informed future policies, this volume provides a succinct summary of what Korean experts know and how
they view the problems the country must overcome to continue on its road to the top rungs of economic success. The book is
filled with institutional detail and statistics to enlighten scholars and with critiques of policy and potential solutions
from labor specialists. It provides a guide to the data on Korean workers and firms that can inform future research work.