According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2018 released by
the World Economy Forum (WEF), Tuesday, Korea ranked 115 among 149
countries on gender equality. This is an improvement of just three
places compared to last year.
On the gender gap index (GGI) the number one indicates full gender equality.
GGI for Korea in the category of economic activity presence and
opportunity for women was particularly low at 0.532, well below the
world average of 0.632. The report stated this is due to the serious
income difference between men and women here.
has been confirmed in joint research conducted by the Ministry of
Gender Equality and Family and Statistics Korea in 2017, which showed
that only 26.4 percent of male workers were irregular employees, who
usually get low salaries, compared to 41 percent of female workers.