Extra! Korea

July 10, 2009

Korea has largest gender-related wage gap in the OECD

Filed under: economics, gender equality — extrakorea @ 6:26 am

Both the Korea Times and Chosun Ilbo have articles about how Korea has the largest gender-related wage gap in the 30-member OECD.
Korea also had the lowest birthrate in the OECD but, on a positive note, also had the lowest number of teenage pregnancies.

The Chosun Ilbo had links to two related articles, one about Korean women’s status relative to those of other OECD countries, and another about the unfriendly working conditions faced by Korean employees.


1 Comment »

  1. Since abortion is technically illegal in Korea, I doubt the government will be releasing statistics about them to the OECD…and, as if by magic, we see that if there are “no” abortions, it follows that there are “very few” teen pregnancies.

    Perhaps they should distinguish between incidences of teen pregnancy (of which I’m SURE there are plenty) and the incidence of teens carrying pregnancies to term… of which I am equally sure there are few.

    Comment by Andrew Barbour — July 10, 2009 @ 7:55 am

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