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Marriage Fuels Rise in Low-Wage Jobs for South Korean Women

Marriage Fuels Rise in Low-Wage Jobs for South Korean Women

SEJONG, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The proportion of employed South Korean women holding low-skilled manual labor positions more than triples after marriage, highlighting how career interruptions for childbirth and child-rearing contribute to a deterioration in job quality, experts say.  According to microdata from Statistics Korea’s Economically Active Population Survey, there were 2,079,000 women in elementary [...]

South Korea’s Gender Disparities Impede Women’s Work and Births, Studies Show

South Korea’s Gender Disparities Impede Women’s Work and Births, Studies Show

SEJONG, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A procession of studies has highlighted the inverse relationship between women’s economic participation and birthrates in South Korea, where childcare responsibilities still largely fall on mothers. The International Monetary Fund recently urged South Korea and Japan to establish a positive cycle in which greater female workforce participation contributes to economic [...]

Study Finds Young, Educated Women Favor Jobs with Flexible Work Arrangements

Study Finds Young, Educated Women Favor Jobs with Flexible Work Arrangements

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A new analysis has found that workplaces offering amenities beyond just high salaries, such as flexible schedules and opportunities for growth, tend to employ more young, highly educated women, according to a report from the Bank of Korea released on April 23.  The report, titled “Preferences for Job Amenities and [...]

UN Global Compact Launches Guidebook to Encourage Companies to Empower Women in the Workplace

UN Global Compact Launches Guidebook to Encourage Companies to Empower Women in the Workplace

  New York, United States of America, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — To mark International Women’s Day, the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, today launched a new report Women at Work: Chinese companies taking action on gender equality. The global publication, available in English and Chinese, provides insights and best practices for advancing [...]

ASICS Study Confirms Positive Link Between Exercise and Women’s Mental Health, Yet Worryingly Over Half of Women Around the World Are Dropping Out or Stopping Exercise Completely

ASICS Study Confirms Positive Link Between Exercise and Women’s Mental Health, Yet Worryingly Over Half of Women Around the World Are Dropping Out or Stopping Exercise Completely

ENCOURAGINGLY, STUDY SHOWS THE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUALS AND GRASSROOTS ORGANISATIONS IN SUPPORTING MORE WOMEN TO MOVE; ASICS RECOGNISES THOSE WHO ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. LONDON, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Largest global study ever conducted on the gender exercise gap reveals: The more women move, the better they feel. Women who exercise regularly are 52% happier, [...]

Pregnant Women in South Korea Experience Lack of Support at Work and Home, Survey Reveals

Pregnant Women in South Korea Experience Lack of Support at Work and Home, Survey Reveals

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – In a recent study conducted by the Korea Population Health and Welfare Association, nearly half of the pregnant women surveyed reported experiencing negative attitudes from their superiors and colleagues at work during their pregnancy. The survey, which included responses from 1,000 pregnant women and 1,000 non-pregnant individuals, highlighted the challenges [...]

Household Labor Services Approach a Staggering 500 Trillion Won, with Women Contributing 2.6 Times More Than Men

Household Labor Services Approach a Staggering 500 Trillion Won, with Women Contributing 2.6 Times More Than Men

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A study released by the Statistics Research Institute of Statistics Korea on December 5 revealed that the annual value of household labor services in South Korea has surged to an estimated 500 trillion won. Notably, there exists a significant 2.6-fold difference in contributions between men and women.  Based on the [...]