Household Debt Vulnerability and Directions for Risk Management

KDI FOCUS May 7, 2015

13 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2016

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Young Il Kim

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Date Written: May 7, 2015


Korea’s households and banks seem relatively sound in terms of their loss-absorbing capacities. However, a number of worrying signs are present. Some of the negative indicators are the rising share of non-bank consumer loans; the large share of real estate out of household assets, borrowing in the form of short-term balloon payment loans, and the credit risk of low-income indebted households. Against this backdrop, a sound and effective risk management system needs to be designed based on a proper assessment of the current situation while differentiating normal from emergency measures and ex ante from ex post measures.

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Kim, Young Il, Household Debt Vulnerability and Directions for Risk Management (May 7, 2015). KDI FOCUS May 7, 2015, Available at SSRN:

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Korea Development Institute (KDI) ( email )

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Sejong-si 30149
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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