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7-4-7 Roundtable Event: South Korea: from tiger economy to welfare state?

Thursday 24 November 2016, 3.30PM

Speaker(s): This session will feature 7 presenters speaking for 7 minutes each, followed by a Q&A panel discussion. The event brings together experts from seven different institutions, including five experts based in South Korean universities.

Presentation topics

Overlooked for too long? Is it time we paid more attention to the Korean case?  Prof John Hudson, University of York

The sustainability of productive welfare capitalism: are Korea’s social and economic regimes incompatible? Prof  Bo-Yung Kim, Yeungnam University, South Korea

Labour market risks and policy mismatches in Korea’s developing welfare state. Prof Seung Ho Baek, Catholic University of Korea

Toward integrated support for disabled people in Korea beyond impairment classification system. Prof Dong-Chul Yu, Dongui University, South Korea

Institutional changes in Korean Long-Term Care: from family care tradition to a marketized social care. Prof Nan-Joo Yang, Daegu University, South Korea

Gender inequality and the limitations of family policies in Korea. Dr Heejung Chung, University of Kent.

Dilemmas of civic engagement and mobilization after democratization in Korea. Prof Hyung-Yong Kim, Dongguk University, South Korea.


Speaker biographies

Talk 1: John Hudson is Professor of Social Policy at the University of York and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy. He specialises in issues around comparative social policy analysis. Recent projects include: inequalities in child well-being (Unicef); historical attitudes to the welfare state (Shelter); and, the impact of culture on the politics of welfare (ESRC).

Talk 2: Bo-Yung Kim is an Associate Professor at Yeungnam University in Korea and currently on sabbatical at the University of York. He has been involved in a range of policy researches commissioned by Korean government on services delivery but his research interests also covers policy development and process.

Talk 3: Seungho Baek is an associate professor at the Catholic University of Korea and is currently on sabbatical at the University of Kent. His research focuses on labour market and family policy but also includes welfare state development and regimes.

Talk 4: Dong-Chul Yu is Professor in the Department of Social Welfare at Dong-Eui University, South Korea, and currently on sabbatical in University of Newcastle. He has been associated with a number of campaigns and policy initiatives for disabled people in Korea. He specialises in disability discrimination, policy for the disabled, and independent living.

Talk 5: Nan-Joo Yang is an Associate Professor of the Department of Social Welfare in Daegu University, South Korea, and currently on sabbatical at the London School of Economics. Her research interests and expertise primarily focus on the analysis of social service provision particularly in the field of long-term care for old people. Her main research within Korean social service policy concerns the ethics of care, welfare rights,  implementation and outcomes of social services.  

Talk 6: Heejung Chung is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Kent, UK.  Her research focuses on the comparative analysis of European labour markets, especially on labour market insecurity, working time, flexibility and work-life balance. Her work has been published in the European Sociological Review; Journal European of Social Policy; Social Policy & Administration and others.

Talk 7: Hyung-Yong Kim is Associate Professor in Sociology at Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea, and current on sabbatical at the University of Birmingham. He has 8 years of academic work in sociology, with research interests that include community based organizations, voluntary services, and social policy on the third sector.


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Location: ARRC Auditorium, University of York.

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