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A review of policy directions in women's and family issues in South Korea

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Frame of Image ale population has been on a steady decline, with female workers becoming one of the principal victims of the sluggish labor market. Their status at work and the quality of their jobs has also deteriorated; the value of women’s wages versus men’s wages fell from 66.4% in 2007 to 62.4% in 2008. Some have projected that labor conditions for women’s will improve as the economic rebound in 2010 creates more jobs for young women. Still, employment for women, especially for particularly vulnerable groups such as the middle-aged and seniors, could become a major social concern depending on the impact of public investment in job creation. For this reason, a growing need is evident to address the issue by creating further jobs for women through public investment in green growth and new growth engine industries.
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The Green New Deal: approximately 900,000jobs to be created by 2012 - Some 480,000 jobs are to be generated by 2010 in 27 core green-growth areas - Women are able to participate in a number of sectors, with the government’s green growth policy simultaneously pursuing economic growth and environmental protection in combination with improved quality of life.
In addition, demand will increase for more diversified forms of employment, such as jobs with reduced working hours that aim to allow a balance between work and family. While the proportion of part-time employment of women in OECD countries in 2008 averaged 25.3%, the figure for South Korea was 13.2%. This indicates an appa


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Title A review of policy directions in women's and family issues in South Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Park, Soomi

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[Seoul]:The Korean Women's Development Institute

Date 2010
Journal Title; Vol./Issue GSPR:vol. 3
Pages 12
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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