Corea, República de - Increase in precarious work (2013)

According to the analysis of a labour force survey carried out by Statistics Korea in August 2012, 47.8% (8,480,000 people) of workers are employed in non-regular employment. The number of workers with a fixed term contract has been increasing as well as the number of workers in part-time employment : From 5.9% (810,000 workers) in 2002 to 10.3% (1,830,000 workers) in 2012. Compared with a wage paid to a male regular worker, a female regular worker received 67.2% of a male regular worker’s wage, a male non-regular worker was paid 52.8% and a female non-regular worker only earned 40.3%. This shows that female workers in non-regular employment are the most vulnerable category of workers to discrimination.

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