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Gaps on Gender Perspective Prevalent Among Male and Female S. Koreans

Gaps on Gender Perspective Prevalent Among Male and Female S. Koreans

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean teenagers have different perspectives on gender equality based on their gender, according to a recent survey. The National Youth Policy Institute conducted a survey of 9,008 teenagers, during which only 86.2 percent of male respondents agreed to the proposition that it is uncomfortable for male employees to [...]

Employment Rate for Korean Moms Remains Low, Despite High Enrollment in Kindergarten Programs

Employment Rate for Korean Moms Remains Low, Despite High Enrollment in Kindergarten Programs

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Countries are expanding social childcare and education systems in attempt to eliminate career breaks for women caused by childbirth and childcare. Unlike in major developed countries, however, the employment rate of women and kindergarten enrollment of children in South Korea is not directly proportional. According to an analysis released [...]

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of foreigners visited South Korea last year to undergo plastic surgery. The Korea Health Industry Development Institute reported that 464,452 foreigners came to South Korea in 2018 to receive medical treatment, up by 16.7 percent since the previous year. Most of the foreigners received treatment from [...]

Intrepid Photographers Fined for Trespassing After Tunnel Becomes Photo Hotspot

Intrepid Photographers Fined for Trespassing After Tunnel Becomes Photo Hotspot

UIJEONGBU, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province has urged citizens not to enter a railroad tunnel after it was mistakenly identified as a photo zone. The Gyooe Line, 31.8-kilometer-long suburban line connecting Goyang, Yangju and Uijeongbu, stopped passenger transportation in 2004. However, it is still an operating railway with cargo and military trains. Therefore, [...]

Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While the number of students from multicultural families is on the rise each year, there are not enough language specialists to educate them, a recent report has revealed. The Ministry of Education reported that there are now 137,225 students from multicultural families in South Korea, rising by almost 30,000 [...]