The Increasing Costs of Reunification for Aging South Korea

July 19th, 2012
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Under nearly any possible reunification scenario between South and North Korea the southern half will have to fork out a lot of money. The costs are easy to imagine. North Korea lacks adequate infrastructure, health care, food resources or social services to match the South. Understanding this, South Korea’s Unification Minister, Yu Woo-ik, has taken

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David Matthew

David Matthew is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Edinburgh University in the UK with a focus on security, trade, and technology in the Asia-Pacific.

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