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More women than men forced out of work in S. Korea since start of pandemic: Study Updated: 2021-04-22 09:59:31 KST

New research shows the pandemic hit female employment hardest in South Korea.
The Korea Development Institute says that, in March last year, the number of female workers dropped by 540-thousand, while male workers went down 320-thousand.
Female employment recovered in the second half of 2020, but they are still worse off than men.
The gender gap comes as the service sector, which has a high proportion of female workers, took the biggest hit.
School shutdowns also forced more women to stay home to look after their kids.
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