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dc.contributor.advisorWeiner, Robert
dc.contributor.authorPang, Sila
dc.dateMarch 2015
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T19:17:54Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T19:17:54Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45236
dc.description.abstractSouth Korea has undergone many drastic transformations from the time the state formally emerged in 1948 until now, becoming a thriving democracy and the world’s 12th-largest economy. Women in South Korea have enjoyed many aspects of this recovery and rise. According to the 2013 World Economic Forum’s Annual Gender Gap Index, South Korea’s women today have the highest literacy and healthy life expectancy rates in the world. Yet according to the same index, South Korea placed 111th out of 136 countries in gender equality. While this index highlights the need for further improvement, the ranking does not illustrate the whole story of how far Korean women have progressed in their political empowerment. Conventional measurements describe Korean women’s political empowerment status as unfavorable, but closer examination paints a different picture. Increasing economic status, higher education, and strengthening social capital have allowed Korean women to be more involved in civic life, and as a result, to make greater demands for equal representation in politics. All of these factors suggest a trend of continuous progress toward increased political empowerment.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/genderequitywome1094545236
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleGender equity: women’s political empowerment in South Koreaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Koreaen_US
dc.subject.authorpolitical representationen_US
dc.subject.authorwomen’s empowermenten_US
dc.subject.authorgender gapen_US
dc.subject.authorgender inequalityen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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