Title: Vocational education and training for older workers in aged countries: a comparative study of Korea, Spain, and the UK

Authors: Sunny Sun-A Kim; Young-Min Lee

Addresses: Graduate School of Human Resource Development, Sookmyung Women's University, 100, Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04310, South Korea ' Graduate School of Human Resource Development, Sookmyung Women's University, 100, Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04310, South Korea

Abstract: This study compares Korean vocational educational and training (VET) policies targeting older workers with those of European countries that have been traditionally concerned about the socio-economic effect of ageing, and through this comparison to find ways to improve policies for older workers in Korea. The analysis was based on the application of the most similar systems design (MSSD), a method for exploring similarities and differences across cases. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications for policy development based on the research findings and provides suggestions for improving VET opportunities for older workers in Korea.

Keywords: vocational education and training; the most similar systems design; older workers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2021.114059

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2021 Vol.14 No.2, pp.107 - 114

Received: 01 Jul 2019
Accepted: 11 Nov 2019

Published online: 20 Mar 2021 *

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