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Parents of Children with Disabilities Quitting Work for Childcare

Parents of Children with Disabilities Quitting Work for Childcare

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of parents of children with developmental disabilities are being forced to quit their jobs to take care of their children due to the failing public daycare system following the coronavirus spread. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea conducted a survey of 1,174 parents of children with [...]

Gov’t to Expand Part-time Daycare Centers

Gov’t to Expand Part-time Daycare Centers

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will significantly expand its part-time childcare service next year, which allow parents to leave their children at childcare facilities for a short time only when needed. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday that it will expand the current 483 part-time childcare classes operating at daycare [...]

Majority of Abandoned Babies from Baby Boxes Sent to Government Facilities

Majority of Abandoned Babies from Baby Boxes Sent to Government Facilities

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In the last five years, the vast majority of the babies abandoned in baby boxes were found to have been sent to so-called ‘protection facilities’. The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) reported on Tuesday that between 2014 and 2018, 929 baby orphans out of 962 (96.6 [...]

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 [...]