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Half of Households with Infants Have Experienced Career Interruption for Childbirth: Poll

Half of Households with Infants Have Experienced Career Interruption for Childbirth: Poll

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — About half of the South Korean households with infants had experienced a career interruption for childbirth and child-rearing, a poll showed Wednesday. The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education conducted a survey of 2,500 households with children under 6 years of age across the country. Half of the [...]

Women Take On More Responsibility for Child-rearing Despite Perception of ‘Equality’ Among Parents

Women Take On More Responsibility for Child-rearing Despite Perception of ‘Equality’ Among Parents

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While parents with toddlers or young children believe that child-rearing should be shared between husband and wife, women still take on most of the responsibilities of child-rearing in reality, a poll showed Tuesday. The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education conducted a nationwide survey of 1,228 parents with [...]

Child Rearing Costs Acknowledged by Court are Often a Fraction of the Claimed Amount: Data

Child Rearing Costs Acknowledged by Court are Often a Fraction of the Claimed Amount: Data

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — In many cases, the value of child-rearing costs acknowledged by courts was found to be less than half of the amount claimed by parents who filed suits to request payment of child support, data released by a provider of free legal consultation services showed Tuesday. The Korea Legal Aid [...]

Gender Equality at Large with Women Responsible for 70 pct of Homemaking

Gender Equality at Large with Women Responsible for 70 pct of Homemaking

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Women take up the absolute majority among families in dealing with homemaking and child rearing, according to recent data. The Ministry of Gender and Equality conducted a survey of 10,997 households throughout the country, in which 70.5 percent said that the mother was in charge of groceries, cooking, and [...]

Gov’t Boosts Child-rearing Financial Support for Unmarried Fathers

Gov’t Boosts Child-rearing Financial Support for Unmarried Fathers

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting from this month, unmarried fathers will be able to receive financial support for child-rearing expenses even before the birth of their child has been registered. Their children will also be able to continue to receive health insurance benefits. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family unveiled such measures [...]