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Discussion: A Study on the Population Structure of Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  • Kim, Keewhan (Department of Applied Statistics, Korea University Sejong Campus)
  • Received : 2014.10.29
  • Accepted : 2014.12.05
  • Published : 2015.01.31

Abstract

Reunification, (considered a 'bonanza'), is often expected to bring economic and social benefits as well as solutions to the population aging problem; consequently, the study on the population structure of North Korea is salient. This paper reviews and talks on the North Korean population and implications. In view of reliability and consistency, the North Korean population appears at an explicit change compared to the past, and shows significant differences from the South, implying that it needs significant resources to integrate during reunification. Therefore, it is opportune to discuss the North Korean population prior to the clamor for the reunification.

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