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Glass Ceiling High in S. Korean C-suite: Data

Glass Ceiling High in S. Korean C-suite: Data

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Slightly over 1 in 100 executives at South Korea’s top 30 conglomerates are women, data showed Wednesday, pointing to a high C-suite glass ceiling in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. As of end-September last year, 256 units of the leading business groups had 21 female directors, a mere 1.3 percent of [...]

80 pct of Married Women in Their 30s or Older Don’t Plan on Having Kids

80 pct of Married Women in Their 30s or Older Don’t Plan on Having Kids

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — On Monday, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) released a report title ‘The Status of Childbirth and Policy Implication’ based on data from a 2018 national survey on fertility, family health and welfare. In the report, 49.9 percent of married women between the ages 15 to [...]

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that younger South Korean women tend to wrongly think of themselves as overweight, while older women see themselves as slimmer than they actually are. A joint research team led by Prof. Lee Yu-mie from Yonsei Severance Hospital and Prof. Choi Kui-son from the National [...]

Women Experiencing Career Interruption After Giving Birth

Women Experiencing Career Interruption After Giving Birth

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A report analyzing the circumstances of South Korean married women using data from a survey conducted in 2018 was published by the Korean Institute for Health and Social Affairs on Friday. The survey was conducted to investigate the conditions surrounding birth rate, family health and welfare. According to the [...]

More Women Open to Living Together with Relationship Partner but On Condition

More Women Open to Living Together with Relationship Partner but On Condition

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of single women are open-minded about living together with a partner before getting married, but only when the parties are committed to eventually tying the knot, a survey said Thursday. The result is part of a poll by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs on [...]

Twice the Risk of Depression Among Women When Domestic Violence Occurs

Twice the Risk of Depression Among Women When Domestic Violence Occurs

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team led by Prof. Cho Chang-soo and Prof. Han Kyu-man from Korea University College of Medicine announced on Monday that it had classified 1,003 people out of 9,217 married couples who had no symptoms of depression at the time of the survey but showed signs of depression [...]