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Korean Women's Social Rights Based on National Pension Entitlements

  • 인문논총
  • 2014, 34(), pp.137-166
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Published : June 30, 2014

Park Jin Hwa 1 Lee Jin-Sook 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to examine Korean women's social rights status by analyzing Korean women'snational pension entitlements based on their status of worker, spouse, and childcarer. The results ofthe analysis are as follows. First, regarding the pension entitlements based on the status of worker,due to women's access to paid work being very poor, a large gender gap in pension entitlementsexists. This implies that it is difficult for women to fully enjoy their social rights in terms of pensionentitlements based on the status of worker without the improvement of women's access to paidwork . Second, regarding the pension entitlements based on the status of spouse, survivor's pensionhas been weakened and by reinforcing split pension of independent character, the character ofentitlements has changed from social protection to compensation for unpaid workers. Third,regarding the pension entitlements based on the status of childcarer, the social value of the unpaidwork of child-caring is not properly reflected in the pension scheme. Thus, continuous attentionshould be paid to the advancement for childcarer's status.

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