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The issue of gender equality in Confucian culture

Jin, Yutang (2016) The issue of gender equality in Confucian culture. Engenderings (18 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The issue of gender equality has long been raised in South Korea, and this problem turns out to be especially prominent in the current job market. Despite the number of female graduates employed bypassing male graduates, according to the survey recently published by the Ministry of Education in South Korea, women still linger behind men in the employment rate — 65.2% for women as opposed to 69% for men. By the end of 2015, there are 494, 214 male employees in the top 10 largest chaebols, family business conglomerates such as Samsung, Hyundai, LG etc., while female staff are only 130, 930. Employers are reluctant to take on women as they are often deemed incompetent and inefficient compared to men. In marriage, wives assume more responsibility of looking after children than their husbands, which means that they have less time to spend on workloads than men.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/gender/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > LSE Engenderings Blog
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 08:55
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78565

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