Wednesday, September 15, 2010
[IWS] S. KOREA (MOEL): The Employment Rate of Female Workers after 5 Years of Affirmative Action [3 September 2010]
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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
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Ministry of Employment and Labor
The Employment Rate of Female Workers after 5 Years of Affirmative Action [3 September 2010]
[full-text, 3 pages]
Over the past five years since the Affirmative Action measure was put
into practice, the employment rate of female workers has steadily climbed
- The Ministry of Employment and Labor released the new employment figures
concerning the ratio of male and female workers at 1,576 workplaces
The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) released the result of the
survey on the current employment situation of male and female workers at 1,576
private and public workplaces staffed by 500 or more permanent workers, which are
subject to the Affirmative Action (as of the end of December 2009)
According to the survey, the average employment rate of female workers
reached 34.12 percent, a 0.11 percentage point increase from one year earlier, and the
employment rate of female managers 15.09 percent, a 0.96 percentage point increase
from one year earlier.
Workplaces staffed by 1,000 or more (658 in total) recorded 35.60 percent in
the average employment rate of female workers and 16.15 percent in the average
employment rate of female managers, each rising 0.5 percentage point and 1.31
percentage points compared to last year.
The average employment rate of female workers at workplaces staffed by 500
to less than 1,000 (918 in total) stood at 33.07 percent, a 0.17 percentage point fall
from last year, and the average employment rate of female managers at 14.33 percent,
a 0.71 percentage point rise from last year.
The continued increase in the unemployment rate of female workers is
believed to have turned around, albeit to a slight extent, thanks to the Affirmative
Action put into practice in 2006.
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