South Korea

Scholarly Publications

Healthcare Payment Incentives: A Comparative Analysis of Reforms in Taiwan, South Korea and China

December 2004

Payment incentives have significant consequences for the equity and efficiency of a health care system, and have recently come to the fore in health policy reforms.

The Effect of Informal Caregiving on Labor Market Outcomes in South Korea

December 2008

Embedded in traditional culture perpetuating family-centered elderly care, informal care is still viewed as a family or moral issue rather than a social and policy issue in South Korea.

Aging Risk and Health Care Cost in Korea

February 2009

To analyze the impact of population aging on medical costs in South Korea, the authors use several approaches.

News

Comparing health systems through the lens of pharmaceutical policy: A new book

October 2009

A newly published book examines how pharmaceuticals and their regulation play an important and often contentious role in the health systems of the Asia-Pacific, focusing on China, Korea, Japan,...

Young Kyung Do Awarded Inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Health Policy

February 2008

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is pleased to announce that Dr.

Does it matter how you pay doctors and hospitals? Evidence from the Asia Pacific

July 2008

The organizing committee of the "Provider Payment Incentives in the Asia Pacific" conference -- including health economists from Shorenstein APARC, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Seoul...

Old Events

Informal Care for the Elderly in South Korea and the Impact on Caregivers' Labor Force Participation

May 8, 2008

Rapid population aging in many Asian countries poses an increased burden of care for elderly people with disabilities.

Aging Asia: Economic and Social Implications of Rapid Demographic Change in China, Japan, and Korea

February 25, 2009

This conference will explore the impact of rapid aging on economic growth, labor markets, social insurance financing, long term care, and health care in China, Japan, and Korea.

Fast Forward: Uncertainties, Risks and Opportunities of Rapid Aging in China, Japan, and Korea

February 27, 2009

An innovative, invitation-only scenario planning exercise designed to develop a broader understanding of how population aging could affect the social, cultural, economic, and security futures of...

Projects

Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia

Launched in January 2011, Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia is a three-year research initiative at the Walter H.
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