In an attempt to explore whether the recent increase in divorce implies transformations in the
foundation of the family, this study looks into the roles of women’s employment in the process of marital dissolution using data from the first wave of Korean Longitudinal Survey of Women
and Family (KLoWF). The research questions involve the effects of women’s employment on the incidence of divorce or separation and on living arrangement with their children after divorce This study presents the results of a research conducted in 2008 as part of the three-year Gender Budgeting Institutionalization Study Series in Korea launched in 2007. This study focuses on the drafting of "a Gender Budgeting Statement" in 2009, which is composed of four sections; 1) the outline of gender budgeting, 2) the goals of gender budgeting policies and the direction of fiscal management in 2009, 3) the breakdowns of the 2009 Gender Budgeting Statement, and 4) the
project explanation from the gender perspective by ministry/agency. In the 2009 Gender Budget Statement, projects are classified into two categories: projects specially targeted for improving gender equality and general projects. Projects for gender equality are identified, sorted, and analyzed. Among the general projects, about 50 are selected and analyzed regarding their
impacts on gender equality. This paper concludes with suggestions for further research.