- The Economist has a story on the "war on baby girls" (which it calls "gendercide"), or how technology has conspired to wipe women off the face of the Earth. It addresses how "technology, declining fertility and ancient prejudice are combining to unbalance societies," and South Korea gets an honorable mention in this one. [HT to Wangkon by email]
- A Hannara Party lawmaker is saying that only 47% of all immigrant children in the ROK (those who arrive after birth, not those born in South Korea to immigrants) receive formal education in South Korea due to a lack of language skills, while that number drops to 30% for high schoolers.
- One in four people around the world still believe that a woman's place is in the home.
- Meanwhile, South Korean men and women agree housework should be shared, but they don't always agree on what that exactly means.
- Females in South Korea have overtaken males in university admissions (more here).
Pearls of witticism from 'Bo the Blogger: Kushibo's Korea blog... Kushibo-e Kibun... Now with Less kimchi, more nunchi. Random thoughts and commentary (and indiscernibly opaque humor) about selected social, political, economic, and health-related issues of the day affecting "foreans," Koreans, Korea and East Asia, along with the US, especially Hawaii, Orange County and the rest of California, plus anything else that is deemed worthy of discussion. Forza Corea!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Korea demography reader for March 9, 2010
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