The utilization rate of women workforce in Korea has increased
steadily during industrializing period. However, compared with other
OECD countries, the gap between men and women in the degree of
workforce utilization remains wide and female employee's career
break at child rearing period is still widespread in Korea. Although
government has introduced and implemented various women
workforce-related policies in order to improve the situation, the rate
of women workforce has been stagnant since the beginning of 2000s.
When compared with major advanced countries, Korean women still
face great disadvantages such as lower wages, employment contract with fixed terms and horizontal and vertical occupational segregation
by gender. In other words, conditions for female employment has
somehow been improved in both quantitative and qualitative way, but
there is still a long way to go to solve fundamental problems related
to female employment.
This study, therefore, analyzes the effect of socioeconomic policies
which affect women workforce utilization including tax policy, social
security policy, and policy for balancing between work and family
such as maternity protection in addition to women employment policy.
Further, this study suggests a direction for women employment policy
based on the research results in oder to improve the structure of
female employment in both quantitative and qualitative way. Also
some suggestions are made for future tasks of socioeconomic policies
to affect women workforce.
여성인력관련 사회경제정책의 효과분석과 과제(The effect of socioeconomic policies on female employment and policy tasks)
|Series Title; No||2009 연구보고서 / 16|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < General
Social Development < Gender