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Social Trust and Economic Development

The Case of South Korea O. Yul Kwon, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada
In just one generation, South Korea has transformed from a recipient of foreign aid to a member of the G20. In this informative book, South Korea is used as a case by which to explore and illustrate specific issues arising from the complex relationships between the nation’s economic development and society.
Extent: c 392 pp
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Publication Date: October 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78471 959 3
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In just one generation, South Korea has transformed from a recipient of foreign aid to a member of the G20. In this informative book, South Korea is used as a case by which to explore and illustrate specific issues arising from the complex relationships between the nation’s economic development and society.

O. Yul Kwon considers the task of achieving sustainable and equitable social and economic development in South Korea. Kwon presents an in-depth analysis from macro perspectives as well as examining micro-level relationships between economic development and social trust in the recent past. Grounded in empirical research of Korean society and economy, Kwon offers practical suggestions by which to achieve sustainable and equitable development in South Korea.

This insightful and timely book provides valuable information for a scholarly audience interested in South Korean history, economics and society, and for researchers investigating the significance of the relationship between economic development and society as well as social trust.
Contents: Preface Introduction PART I SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS AND SOCIAL TRUST IN KOREA 1. Social trust: its concepts, determinants, roles, and raising ways 2. Recent economic development and emerging social issues in Korea 3. Social evolution in conjunction with economic development in Korea 4. Social Trust and Economic Development in Korea 5. Economic Bipolarization and its Effects on Society in Korea PART II RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIAL TRUST AND THEIR SOCIOECONOMIC EFFECTS IN KOREA 6. Interpersonal Trust 7. Social Trust in Government 8. Social Trust in Business 9. Social Trust in Labor Index