25 Oct '11, 9am

Well.. more women are choosing work over marriage....

Well.. more women are choosing work over marriage....

SEOUL: South Koreans have for a long time believed that a woman's place is at home - taking care of her husband and children. In recent years, that belief has changed dramatically with more women working in various fields - and many choosing their careers over marriage. But despite this, employment rates for women in South Korea are still one of the world's lowest. Ms Na Kyong Won and Ms Park Geun Hye are the most talked-about female politicians in South Korea these days. Ms Na from the ruling party is running to be the Seoul Mayor on October 26, and Ms Park is the frontrunner in next year's presidential election It would have been unthinkable - even in the last few years - for women to consider running for these posts. But much has changed. Especially with the abolition of the family registry system in 2008. Under the old system, the wife was barred from being registered ...

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