Korea Still Fares Poorly in Gender Equality

      March 09, 2015 12:51

      Korea ranked lowest in the OECD in terms of workplace equality for women for the third year in a survey by the Economist magazine.

      The British weekly conducted the survey for International Women's Day on Sunday.

      Korea scored a paltry 25.6 out of 100 points, ranking 28th.

      The Economist announces the so-called "glass-ceiling index" every year based on data on "higher education, labor-force participation, pay, child-care costs, maternity rights, business-school applications and representations in senior jobs."

      The magazine said although Korea scored high in childcare support, it scored low overall due to a large gap in workforce participation and pay.

      Even Turkey, which was included in the survey for the first time this year, beat Korea to come 26th place, while Japan ranked 27th.

      Finland came at top with 80 points followed by Norway and Sweden, which shared the second place with 79.4 points.

      The OECD average was 60 points.

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