An Empirical Study on the Socio-Structural Causes of Working Poor in Korea(1982-2004) : Verification of the Effect of Macro-Economy, Labor Market, Distribution System on the Poor of Labor Households

우리나라 근로빈곤의 사회구조적 원인에 대한 실증 연구(1982-2004) : 거시경제, 노동시장, 분배제도가 근로자가구의 빈곤에 미친 영향의 검증

  • Published : 2006.11.30


The purpose of this study is to analysis empirically the socio-structural causes of working poor. This study used raw data of of Korea National Statistical Office from 1982 to 2004, and put in operation time series multiple regression analysis to use socio-economic factors of macro-economy environment, labor market, distribution system. Contrary to assertion of growth-concentrated people, economic growth rate has had significantly positive effect on the change of working poor size. In the growth period there has been trickle down effect of economic growth, but in the post-Fordism period there has not been valid circular relation. Recent introduction of the U. S. type capitalism resulted in negative phenomenon like aggravation of income distribution, deterioration of employment quality, enlargement of working poor. And there rise a question on socio-economic durability due to de-compensation on intra-institution. It is necessary to grope transition to the high road social market model - that is stable and sustainable - correspond to Korea that is stable and sustainable.


working poor;macro-economic environment;labor market;distribution system;IMF economic crisis