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Dramatic Increase in Paternity Leave Among S. Korean Dads

Dramatic Increase in Paternity Leave Among S. Korean Dads

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers taking paternity leave is increasing rapidly. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor on Sunday, in the first half year, of the total 53,494 cases of parental leave in the private sector, 20.7 percent, or 11,080 cases were paternity leave. The number of men [...]

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Increase 47 pct in 2018

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Increase 47 pct in 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of private sector employees taking paternity leave surged by nearly 47 percent last year, government data showed Wednesday, amid a societywide campaign to promote a work-life balance. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, 17,662 male private sector employees took parental leave in 2018, up 46.7 [...]

S. Korea to Raise Monetary Benefits for Paid Paternity Leave

S. Korea to Raise Monetary Benefits for Paid Paternity Leave

SEJONG, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will raise the monthly benefits for paid parental leave from Jan. 1 onward as part of its efforts to boost the country’s chronic low birthrate. The maximum amount of monthly payment for those who take paternity leave will be set at 2.5 million [...]

Number of Fathers Taking Paternity Leave Jumps 66 pct on-year in H1: Gov’t

Number of Fathers Taking Paternity Leave Jumps 66 pct on-year in H1: Gov’t

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers who took time off to take care of their children jumped 65.9 percent on-year in the first half, aided by the government’s increased support for parental leave, the labor ministry said Monday. The number of men who took paternity leave reached 8,463 in the January-June [...]

Seoul Area Dads to be Paid 300,000 Won Monthly for Taking Paternity Leave

Seoul Area Dads to be Paid 300,000 Won Monthly for Taking Paternity Leave

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Going on research that states that couples are more likely to have a second child when male spouses spend more time on housework and childrearing, Seocho District announced that it is working on passing a local ordinance that would entice fathers living within the district to take paternity leave [...]

Public Servants to Work Fewer Hours While Pregnant

Public Servants to Work Fewer Hours While Pregnant

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Under an amendment to current labor laws, going forward public servants in South Korea will be permitted to work fewer hours while pregnant. According to a proposal unveiled by the Ministry of Personnel Management on Wednesday, female public servants will work two hours less during pregnancy, while those with children [...]

Men on Paternity Leave on Steady Rise, Working Hours Down in 2016

Men on Paternity Leave on Steady Rise, Working Hours Down in 2016

SEJONG, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Korean men are taking paternity leave nowadays, but their number still pales in comparison to that of women, data showed Friday. The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that the number of male employees getting paternity leave came to 7,616 in 2016, up from 4,872 in 2015, [...]

Fathers Taking Paternity Leave on Steady Rise: Labor Ministry

Fathers Taking Paternity Leave on Steady Rise: Labor Ministry

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers taking time off work to take care of their children is growing continuously, encouraged by the government policy that aims to further boost support for family leave, government data showed Monday. A total of 5,101 men signed up for paternity leave in the first half [...]

Paternity Leave Increasingly Popular Among Civil Servants

Paternity Leave Increasingly Popular Among Civil Servants

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Childcare leave is no longer the exclusive domain of female public servants, with paternity leave among fathers working in the public sector on the rise. According to recent statistics, over 20 percent of the central government workers who took childcare leave were fathers, with increases also noted for employees of [...]