women in the workforce
August 27, 2021
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.
July 29, 2021
South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion
By Yong Kwon
The obvious path out of South Korea’s demographic crisis is encouraging more immigrants and women to join the workforce. What’s standing in the way?
March 09, 2021
Are China’s Companies Taking Action on Sexual Harassment?
By Darius Longarino, Yixin (Claire) Ren, Angela (Lulu) Zhang, and Darius Longarino, Yixin Ren, and Angela Zhang
China’s Civil Code required firms to set up sexual harassment prevention and response policies. But on the ground, the impacts remain limited.
February 26, 2021
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.
January 19, 2021
Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics
By Thisanka Siripala
As the pandemic exacerbates poverty rates among single mothers, the shortcomings of womenomics reforms are on full display.
March 03, 2020
Japanese Mothers Struggle to Cope After Virus Shuts Schools
By Associated Press
The four-week school shutdown is causing serious headaches for Japan's working mothers.
May 15, 2019
The Plight of Indonesia’s Homeworkers
By Jack Britton
Indonesian homeworkers are engaging in collective action to gain legal recognition, but it's an uphill battle.
February 23, 2019
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
By Daniel Hurst
Foreign Minister Taro Kono told parliament that the country needs to overhaul its foreign ministry workforce.
December 03, 2018
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
By Adnan Bhat
Breaking down one more barrier to women's employment in India.
December 05, 2017
Bangladesh Empowers Women
By Sajeeb Wazed
Under South Asia's only female prime minister, the country is investing heavily in its women and girls.
March 07, 2017
Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact
By Anthony Fensom
Asian countries continue to score poorly on gender equality, to the detriment of their economies.
January 26, 2017
What’s Ailing Womenomics?
By V. Ayano Ogawa
Despite government efforts, cultural pressures continue to dissuade many women in Japan from joining the workforce.
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