The Korean Miracle (1962–80) Revisited: Myths and Realities in Strategies and Development

  • Kwan S. Kim
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


South Korea’s ‘rags-to-riches’ development is often cited as a ‘man-made’ miracle. It is a miracle in the sense that in the span of the past three decades the country underwent the kind of structural transformation that today’s industrialized countries took almost a century to achieve.1 The transformation was accomplished with relatively equitable income distribution by international standards.2


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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