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Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov;100(11):2165-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.163832. Epub 2010 Mar 25.

Changes in occupational safety and health indices after the Korean economic crisis: analysis of a national sample, 1991-2007.

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Ajou University School of Medicine, Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

We examined how the deregulation of South Korea's labor laws during the country's 1997 to 1998 economic crisis affected occupational safety and health. Although the economic index improved after the reforms, the total injury rate declined slowly and the incidence of occupational disease increased. The withdrawal of support for occupational safety and health is likely to have a sustained effect on public health.

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20339078
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PMC2951965
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10.2105/AJPH.2009.163832
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