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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 [...]

Gender Gap in Mathematics Performance Caused by Societal Factors

Gender Gap in Mathematics Performance Caused by Societal Factors

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, male students have better grades in mathematics than females. Taking out the environmental factor, however, gender differences disappear, according to a recent study. Lim Seul-ki, a PhD candidate at Sogang University and Asst. Prof. Lee Soo-hyung argued in a recent paper that South [...]

S. Korea Ranks 115th Out of 149 Countries in Gender Gap Ranking Last Year

S. Korea Ranks 115th Out of 149 Countries in Gender Gap Ranking Last Year

GENEVA, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The level of economic participation and opportunity of South Korean women is well below the world average, putting the country in 115th position out of 149 countries in terms of gender equality, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The forum’s Global Gender Gap [...]

Senior Citizens More Optimistic about Future Economic Hardship than Young, Mature Adults

Senior Citizens More Optimistic about Future Economic Hardship than Young, Mature Adults

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a recent national survey on civil rights focusing on senior citizens, 7 out of 10 young and middle-aged adults said they expected to encounter economic hardship during the rest of the lives. This is in sharp contrast to senior citizens, more than half of whom responded saying [...]

Male Workers Get 50% Higher Salary than Female Workers

Male Workers Get 50% Higher Salary than Female Workers

SEOUL, Korea, April 15, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – On average male employees of Korea’s top-20 largest companies receive 1.5 times more salaries than female counterparts. According to a business report issued by top 20 companies (not including financial service firms), excluding SK Networks where the average annual salary by gender is not specified, male employees’ [...]