This study proposes ways to attract highly qualified women to
the Business Services Sector(BSS). The BSS is an industrial sector
which requires a relatively higher level of education in comparison
with other sectors. In this sector, the number of workers is
growing faster than other sectors. As a result, the BSS will offer
attractive or decent jobs for highly qualified women in the future.
The methodology of this research consists of analysis of statistical
data, interviews, consulting meetings, and seminars. The research
outcomes are as follows:
First, there are 620,000-660,000 women working in the BSS accounting for 35-39% of the overall workforce in the BSS.
Second, women are concentrated in clerical work and elementary
occupations. The proportion of female professionals in the jobs
such as lawyer, certified public accountant, licensed tax accountant,
judicial scrivener is between 5% and 14%. Lawyers and certified
public accountants enjoy equal opportunities to be employed by large
firms. Other professions such as licensed tax accountant and judicial
scrivener require accuracy, promptitude and trust-building which are
advantages of female workforce. But these female professionals
experience work-family conflicts and difficulties in opening their
Third, female workers account for 79.1% in accounting clerks,
59.4% in statistical clerks and 34.1% in law clerks. Accounting
clerks frequently change their workplace.
Fourth, jobs such as researchers and interviewers at research
firms have a high proportion of women and require advantages of
female workforce. Interviewers have a low income level and lack
training programs before or after recruitment.
Fifth, business consultants do not face gender discrimination but
they experience work-family conflicts because of long working
hours and heavy workloads.
Sixth, event-exhibition-forum planner is an appropriate job for
women because women tend to be sensitive to changes in trends and
their accuracy is necessary for the planning. However, job seekers
often have wrong images about the job. As a consequence, they tend
to quit right after they start working. Furthermore, planners also
face work-family conflicts.
This research provides policy suggestions
-to develop associations for female professionals (lawyer, certified
public accountant, licensed tax accountant, judicial scrivener)
-to offer career development opportunities for female law students
-to strengthen cooperation between the Female Tax Accountant
Association and the training institutes for accounting clerks
-to establish training programs for interviewers working at research
-to provide job information about the BSS to girl or female
-to promote women-friendly workplace environments in the BSS.
고학력 여성의 사업서비스업 진출 촉진방안(How to attract highly qualified women to the business services sector)
서울 : 한국여성정책연구원
|Series Title; No||2009 연구보고서 / 14|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Education
Social Development < Gender