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.
- The effect of socioeconomic policies on female employment and policy tasks
- Kim, Tae-hong; Yoo, Hee-jung; Kang, Min-jung; Jeon, Yong-il
- Korean Woman's Development Institute
The effect of socioeconomic policies on female employment and policy tasks
Seoul : Korean Woman's Development Institute
|Series Title; No||Research Project|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Employment
Social Development < Gender
|Holding||Korean Woman's Development Institute|