Korean society has experienced deterioration of GINI coefficient, which shows problems in income distribution. Women, particularly women household heads, face high risk of poverty during their life course. Korean government has been more interested in poverty of elderly than it of working age groups.
Workfare drives poverty reduction through active labor market
policies. Korean government has adopted workfare since early 2000, and
focused labor market policies for low income families and individuals.
Workfare generated new issues regarding labor market conditions. Even though government provided active labor market policies to people who needed employment, labor demand did not respond to those policies. Women as vulnerable group in labor market experienced hardship to be employed, and they were still poor even though they were employed. Due to women’s occupational segregation, women’s working condition was even lower than men’s among other low income groups. (The rest is omitted)
국민기초생활보장제도 10년과 여성근로빈곤의 변화(National workfare programs and women’s working poverty)
|Series Title; No||2012 연구보고서 / 6|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Social Welfare
Social Development < Gender
|Holding||한국여성정책연구원; KDI 국제정책대학원|