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Latest items for South Korea

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 1.3 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 26.9 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, North Korea, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.7 years, with the average life expectancy being 79.5 years for men and 85.6 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, New Zealand, South Korea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 11 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.8 years for men and 85.5 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 36.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia, South Korea
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 28.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 1.7 based on data from 2005-2014.
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