World Policy Analysis on Gender Inequality in the Workplace
A Common Crux for South Korea, Japan, and China
Keywords:gender inequality in the workplace, maternal leave, paternal leave, policy
Gender inequality is a significant issue in the workplace. The purpose of this study is to analyze how the national policies affect practice regarding gender equality in the workplace in Eastern Asia. The primary policy-level datasets used in this study are from the World Policy Analysis Center. We examined five variables regarding pay, promotion/demotion, and parental leave by gender. In comparing policies and practices, we found that women are still unequally treated in pay, promotion, and unpaid childcare responsibilities, even with policies intended to positively affect practices in China, South Korea, and Japan. Practices are far behind in achieving gender equality in the workplace.