Policies and Legislation for Women in Korea from the 1990s to the Present

  • Hyoun Ju Kang
  • Hong In Jeong
  • Heewon Ko
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


Despite the promulgation of the South Korean Constitution—which publically guaranteed equality for all citizens—gender inequality and the low status of women in several sectors are lasting social problems. In the 1980s, the increased global interest in women’s movements, along with democratization movements in Korea, caused the government to become aware of women’s issues. Since the 1990s, a variety of policies and legislation to address the social needs of women have been enacted. In Chap. 5 we deal with the stream of policies and legislation in Korea since the 1990s.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyoun Ju Kang
    • 1
  • Hong In Jeong
    • 1
  • Heewon Ko
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for HRD PolicyKorea UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Korea Employment Information ServiceEumseong-gunSouth Korea

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