Korea's wage gap by gender is still the highest among OECD nations for the 13th consecutive year, according to a recent report by the international economic organization. The gap stood at 37.4 percent in 2012.
Korea has topped the list in terms of wage gap between genders since relevant data was first compiled in 2000. The gap was 40 percent in 2000 and has narrowed only 3 percentage points in the past 12 years.
As for Japan, the gap has been narrowed to 26.5 percent from 34 percent, and in the U.S., the gap narrowed to 19.1 percent from 23 percent over the same period.