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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 [...]

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases of maternal filicide (the killing of a child by their own parent) have raised shock, outrage, and concern across the nation. A large number of the “murders” are open-and-shut cases in that the mothers voluntarily called the police and 119 (emergency services) after causing the deaths of their children. What [...]