|Title||Statistics of Women's Career Breaks in 2013|
□ Status of women's career breaks
○ As of April 2013, the number of married women aged 15 to 54 was 9,713 thousand persons. The number
of unemployed married women was 4,063 thousand persons.
□ Reasons for career breaks
○ Out of the total women with career breaks (1,955 thousand women), 898 thousand women quit their job due to
marriage, which occupied the largest share (45.9 percent). This figure was followed by 'child care'
(571 thousand persons, 29.2 percent), 'pregnancy & child birth' (414 thousand persons, 21.2 percent) and
'child education' (72 thousand persons, 3.7 percent).
□ Period of quitting a job
○ Out of the total women with career breaks (1,955 thousand women), 528 thousand women quit their job at the
period of '10 years ~ less than 20 years', which occupied the largest share (27.0 percent). 187 thousand women
quit their job at the period of 'less than 1 year', which occupied the smallest share (9.6 percent).
□ Service period of the job before career breaks
○ As for the service period before career breaks, 41.6 percent of women with career breaks marked
'1 year ~ less than 3 years', which recorded the highest share. This share was followed by
'3 years ~ less than 5 years' (21.5 percent) and '5 years ~ less than 10 years' (17.0 percent).
□ Women's career breaks for metropolitan cities and provinces
○ As for the number of women with career breaks, Gyeonggi recorded 582 thousand women, which occupied the
largest share at 29.8 percent. This share was followed by Seoul (321 thousand persons, 16.4 percent) and
Gyeongnam (126 thousand persons, 6.4 percent).
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