An analysis of the employment of persons with disabilities in the Korean government: A comparative study with the American federal government

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to compare employment practices regarding persons with disabilities in the Korean government with practices in the American federal government in order to discover practical reform measures for promoting the employment of persons with disabilities in Korea. The employment of persons with disabilities is affected by each society's perspective on disability. In recent years, the Korean government promoted the employment of persons with disabilities, but data shows that very slow change and various barriers against the employment of persons with disabilities still remain salient. In order to make a more realistic impact on the employment of persons with disabilities, a paradigm shift in disability policy must take place in the Korean government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-31
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Personnel Management
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Pan Suk Kim received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the American University. He is currently a professor of public administration in the College of Government and Business at Yonsei University in Korea. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University during his sabbatical leave in 2005. This study was partially sponsored by Yonsei University. He is the author or co-author of numerous refereed articles in major journals in the field of pubic administration and policy. His primary research interests involve human resource management, organizational change, and public sector reform.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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