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Economic Crisis and Social Integration

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Yongha Kim and György Széll

The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) organised an international symposium on the economic crisis and social integration, which took place in Seoul on May 27-28, 2009. At the symposium took part besides researchers from KIHASA representatives from Ireland, France, England, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, the USA, Japan and China. This book assembles most of these contributions. This volume is absolutely up to date as the economic crisis is far from overcome and social reintegration remains one of the foremost challenges in today’s world.
Contents: Yongha Kim/György Széll: Foreword – David Stanton: How are Social Policies in the EU Responding to the Financial Crisis? – Gary Burtless: Social Protection for the Economic Crisis: The U.S. Experience – Zheng Gong-Cheng: China’s Social Policy Choices in Times of the World Financial Crisis – Karen M. Anderson: Weathering the Storm: Consociational Democracy and Crisis Management in the Netherlands – Martin Seeleib-Kaiser: Social Policy Stability in Times of Economic Crisis: The Case of Germany – Peter Abrahamson: Crisis Governance in Denmark: Is Flexicurity Delivering? – Yong Chan Byun: Policy Tasks for Social Integration in Times of the Economic Crisis : the Case of South Korea – Takanobu Kyogoku: The Relationship between the Economic Crisis, Non-regular labourers, and Social Security in Present-day Japan – Jinsoo Kim/Rah-il Hwang/Kyungha Kim: The Current Status of Health Insurance and Tasks Ahead – ChongYon Park/Min Jung Ko/Jun Tae Han/Jin-Jee Kwon: Efficient Management of Medical Treatment Costs of the Health Insurance for the Elderly – Jhinyoung Shin: The Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Pension and Retirement Income System – Jun-Ho Bae: Korean National Pensions: Facts and Functions in 2009.