Image: Glass-ceiling Index. Credit: The Economist.
A recent survey by the Economist demonstrated the reality that Korean women know well by experience: working women face severe gender discrimination. Among the 29 countries sampled, South Korea came dead last, scoring 25 out of 100, less than half of the OECD average score.
South Korea came last or second-to-last in the majority of categories of gender gap: tertiary education attainment relative to men (28th place); labor force participation (28th); gender wage gap (29th); women in managerial positions (28th), and; women on company boards (29th).