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Development of a gender equality index and measurement of gender equality in South Korea

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Frame of Image rrelation coefficient 0.35). Also, countries with a higher level of gender inequality tend to demonstrate a higher level of poverty. In particular, 0.95 out of the 2.5 percentage points marking the difference between the economic growth rates of South and East Asia and 0.56 out of the 3.3 percentage points of the economic growth discrepancy between Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia can be attributed to gender inequality in education (S. Klasen, 2002). Accordingly, countries have implemented a range of policies targeting gender equality. In particular, the Beijing Platform for Action crafted by the United Nations in 1995 recommended that state agencies promote gender equality policies. As of 2008, 192 countries have installed a governmental organization that exclusively deals with gender equality policies. Since the inception of the Ministry of State Affairs in 1988 and the Ministry of Gender Equality in 2001, South Korea has been making ongoing efforts to promote gender equality. According to gender equality indices published by international organizations, gender equality in South Korea stands considerably lower than in other OECD countries, which indicates that customs and systems in the country still need to be adjusted in order to secure sustainable development and improved quality of life. To achieve this, it appears necessary to identify the level of gender inequality, its sources, and the level of improvement in each sector of the society and in the nation as a whole. C


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Title Development of a gender equality index and measurement of gender equality in South Korea
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Author(English)

Kim, Tae-Hong

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[Seoul]:The Korean Women's Development Institute

Date 2011
Journal Title; Vol./Issue GSPR:vol. 4
Pages 14
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
Holding KWDI; KDI School

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