Research has shown that in Korea, interrupted women due to pregnancy, childbirth and childcare take at least 5 years on average to resume their career. The government has recognized that this is a social issue rather than a mere personal choice, and has legislated ‘The Act on the Promotion of the Economic Activities of interrupted women, etc’ in 2008 as a mean of comprehensively addressing this issue. ‘The New Job Center for Women (Saeil Center)’, a national project, has also been underway since February 2009 as according to its ground plan.
The female labor force participation rate has increased dramatically with government support for interrupted women, but there are still not many jobs in the environments that they can participate in. As in the past, there is a strong trend of their re-employment in the non-professional sector and in sectors of food, accommodation and sales services. Such trend reflects on the difficult reality women over the age of 40 and with more than 5-10 years of career break experience, in finding better employment than these. In order to find them better employment and encourage developing a lasting career, there is a need to revise the initial re-employment counseling and vocational training services more specifically and professionally.
This research has been carried out to provide a management plan to address such issues. It aims to provide a objective tool so that interrupted women seeking re-employment may check how well they meet the requirements of their hopeful careers. It also hopes to provide policy support so that these interrupted women may establish a career development plan independently and build on their career continuously in the labor market. (The rest is omitted)
경력단절여성의 직업역량 진단 및 경력형성 지원 방안(Vocational competency assessment of interrupted women and support measures for their career building)
|Series Title; No||2012 연구보고서 / 21|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Employment
Social Development < Gender
|Holding||한국여성정책연구원; KDI 국제정책대학원|