Career or Family? Choose One.

Girls' Globe

Last weekend, I interviewed eleven Korean women at Chosun University in Gwangju, South Korea. My Korean language teacher, Song-i, accompanied me as my translator.

I asked the same two questions to the eleven women I spoke with:

What is the biggest challenge or issue for women in South Korea today?

What is the biggest inequality among men and women in the country?

The responses I received varied; however, the top response to both questions was inequality in career opportunities.

In a previous Girls’ Globe article, I included data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2012. According to the report, education attainment and healthcare are ranked highly and equally for men and women in South Korea. There is a universal healthcare system in South Korea allowing for relatively equal access to healthcare. In countries where education and healthcare are equitable, usually the other indicators of gender equity…

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