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Latest items for South Korea

May 4, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"South Korean men hold the record for doing the least amount of housework among the men in the world’s most developed countries — an average of just 45 minutes per day, or one-fifth of the time a South Korean woman spends" (pp 15)
May 4, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, BR-DATA-1

"Research shows that a low fertility rate in developed countries reflects backward attitudes over female gender roles. Last year, the South Korean marriage rate tumbled to the lowest level in 12 years, and the birth rate is perennially one of the lowest in the world" (pp 14)
May 4, 2018, 1:52 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"The country awoke on May 17 to shocking news that a young woman had been stabbed to death in a bar restroom in a busy shopping district in Seoul. Reports of murder are hardly rare in this country, but the 30-something male suspect’s motive stunned people. After the arrest, he told the police that he committed the crime because women had always ignored him. The incident prompted testimonials from many women about the amount of misogyny they endure. A large number of men, in turn, dismissed the notion that the killing was an act of misogyny and said that women were being hysterical...The typical male response to the May 17...more
May 4, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The country awoke on May 17 to shocking news that a young woman had been stabbed to death in a bar restroom in a busy shopping district in Seoul. Reports of murder are hardly rare in this country, but the 30-something male suspect’s motive stunned people. After the arrest, he told the police that he committed the crime because women had always ignored him" (pp 3)
May 4, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women earn only two-thirds of what men earn, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor" (pp 11)
May 4, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2

"Women made up 2.3 percent of corporate executives at 348 of the largest 500 companies in South Korea in 2015" (pp 11)
May 4, 2018, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"South Korean movies often show images of unimaginable cruelty toward the female body. A popular television cooking show recently described sizzling strips of pork belly as ‘better-looking than the rear’ of a young girl-group member" (pp 10)
May 4, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Women made up 86 percent of all violent crime victims in 2013, according to police data (most violent crime is sexual in nature, and women suffer disproportionately from sexual crimes). Women aren’t safe at home, either: Reports of violence against women perpetrated by their husbands have been rising in recent years" (pp 9)
May 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"It’s only on the surface that South Korea has made strides toward equality for women...Some 24-hour convenience stores are designated as places of refuge for women fleeing harm" (pp 7)
May 4, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"It’s only on the surface that South Korea has made strides toward equality for women...We have an independent ministry of gender equality and family" (pp 7)
May 4, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, GP-DATA-1

"It’s only on the surface that South Korea has made strides toward equality for women. The first female president currently leads the nation" (pp 7)
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"South Korea does have an electoral quota system, which requires political parties to include at least 30 per cent of female candidates in their district nominations and 50 per cent of appointed proportional representatives" (para 7). "Since 1996 a similar 30 per cent quota has existed for civil service positions. As the number of women in civil service positions grew, the government also set a 30 per cent quota for men in 2003 to combat fears that men were getting ‘left behind’" (para 8).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Despite this, only 4.5 per cent of high-level government positions are occupied by women, although this number should grow as women in entry-level positions climb the ranks. As The New York Times reported in 2010, ‘47 per cent of those who passed the state examination that selects midlevel officials to be groomed for senior posts in agencies other than the Foreign Ministry were women. In 1992 it was 3.2 per cent'" (para 8).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"South Korean women have also made the most gains in the diplomatic corps. In the 2010s about 60 per cent of those who passed the entrance exam were women. This is a stunning leap from just 1.1 per cent in the 1980s, 7.7 per cent in the 1990s and 47 per cent in the 2000s. In 2008, ‘the passing rate of women outstripped that of men by two to one’" (para 9).
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"South Korea’s National Assembly election of April 2016 yielded 49 female members, or 17 per cent of available elected seats — a record high" (para 7).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, South Korea launched their national action plan in 2014 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 19, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Abortion is illegal in South Korea with just a few exceptions, such as when a woman has been raped or her health is at risk. It is one of just a handful of the world’s richest countries to have such restrictive abortion laws. Women can be sentenced to a year in prison or ordered to pay fines of two million won (about $1,840) for having abortions, while doctors who perform them can get up to two years in prison" (para 4). "Even in the limited instances when an abortion is legal, a woman must get permission from her spouse or cohabiting partner" (para 11). "In 1973, the government revised the...more
Jan. 19, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"But abortion rights advocates say the law does little to deter abortions in a culture where birth control is not widely embraced. Many women are not aware of contraception options like the birth control pill or IUD, and even a recent proposal by the Education Ministry for a new sex education curriculum recommended the withdrawal method as a primary way to avoid pregnancy" (para 34).
Jan. 19, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"According to a government estimate, based on a survey of women of childbearing age, 169,000 abortions were conducted in 2010. That number, which represents close to 16 abortions per 1,000 people, gives South Korea the 10th highest abortion rate among the 35 mostly high-income countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But independent analysis by public health scholars suggests that the real number is much higher. According to research by Park Myung-bae, a professor at Pai Chai University in the city of Daejeon, the annual tally is as high as 500,000 or more — greater than the number of babies born in South Korea in...more
Jan. 19, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Ms. Lee went to a hospital and had an abortion. But as a graduate of a Catholic high school where she had been shown graphic videos portraying abortion as murder, she felt scared and tormented by guilt" (para 2). "Last fall, more than 230,000 people signed an online petition submitted to the presidential office, known as the Blue House, calling for abortion to be legalized. The activists are seeking to bring the law closer to the current reality. The ban on abortion is rarely enforced, and it is relatively easy for women to find willing doctors at clinics" (para 6-7). "And few women or doctors are prosecuted for abortion. Last...more
Jan. 19, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"In the 1970s and 1980s, as South Korea’s population grew rapidly, the government mounted a campaign to control the birthrate, issuing propaganda posters with slogans like 'It’s too crowded in Korea' and 'Even two is too much'" (para 22).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The positive direct and normative effects of this legislation have inspired other countries in the European Union and beyond to implement similar laws e.g. Norway and Iceland (2009), South Africa (2007), and South Korea (2003). Consultations on whether to pass legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or service are presently under way in e.g. France, Belgium, The Republic of Ireland, Finland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland" (page 3).
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 8.5% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.3% of those employed in industry were women, and 76.2% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 8.5% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.3% of those employed in industry were women, and 76.2% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 8.5% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.3% of those employed in industry were women, and 76.2% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 8.5% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.3% of those employed in industry were women, and 76.2% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 54% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 16% by the industry sector, and about 30% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 54% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 16% by the industry sector, and about 30% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 20 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"While precise data are lacking, UNRISD estimates that by 2002 there were at least 1.3 million foreign women working in the major labor-importing countries in East and Southeast Asia, including Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. These women constituted a high proportion of the total immigrant labor force in some of these countries (UNRISD 2005, p.115)"(23)