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Gender Norms and Women’s Double Burden in East Asia

Gender Norms and Women’s Double Burden in East Asia

By Jessica Shao and Yoolim Lee
South Korea, Japan, and China share similar issues with entrenched gender norms regarding childcare and employment, which are being reflected in their plunging birthrates.

How Do South Koreans View Gender Discrimination?

How Do South Koreans View Gender Discrimination?

By Timothy S. Rich, Serena White, and Josie Coyle
The topic was a focal point of the 2022 presidential campaign. What do South Koreans think of the issue now, especially under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration?
South Korea’s Experiment With Gender Equality

South Korea’s Experiment With Gender Equality

By Mai Anna Pressley and Kayla Harris
President Yoon’s determination to do away with gender quotas in his Cabinet and elsewhere could have a devastating impact on South Korea.

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad

By Michael Mitsanas
North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The China challenge. Social divisions at home. Just two weeks into office, Yoon Suk-yeol has a full plate.

What President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Election Means for South Korean Democracy

What President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Election Means for South Korean Democracy

By Darcie Draudt
Yoon has two important tasks in front of him: mending emergent social divisions and making institutional changes to prevent – not just punish – corruption.

Anti-Feminism and South Korea’s Presidential Election

Anti-Feminism and South Korea’s Presidential Election

By Timothy S. Rich, Erika Puhakka, Josie Coyle , and Alexis Mayne
Exploring new survey data on perceptions of gender discrimination in South Korea, which became a major cleavage point in Wednesday's election.

The Real Cause of Seoul’s Real Estate Bubble: Economic Anxiety

The Real Cause of Seoul’s Real Estate Bubble: Economic Anxiety

By Yong Kwon
Soaring real estate prices are deeply connected to structural issues with the South Korean economy.
COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap

COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap

By Troy Stangarone
As in many countries, the pandemic has had an outsized impact on women.

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.

New Leaders Challenge Asia’s Gender Gap

New Leaders Challenge Asia’s Gender Gap

By Anthony Fensom
Asia's gender gap is still daunting, but more and more women are taking on political leadership roles.

South Korea: Home to OECD’s Thickest ‘Glass Ceiling’

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea must solve its deep-rooted gender bias problem.
South Korea’s Failure to Support Working Women

South Korea’s Failure to Support Working Women

By Kyla Ryan
Much like Japan, Korean women face serious inequality issues.

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