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1 The Legal Basis for Producing Korean Gender Statistics Ki-Taek, Jeon Korean Womens Development Institute Global Forum on Gender Statistics January 2009, Accra, Ghana

2 Outline Introduction Introduction Womens Development Act, Womens Development Act, and the new Statistics Act and the new Statistics Act Difference between the two Acts Difference between the two Acts Connotations of the new Statistic Act Connotations of the new Statistic Act Future Tasks of Korean Gender Statistics Future Tasks of Korean Gender Statistics Introduction Introduction Womens Development Act, Womens Development Act, and the new Statistics Act and the new Statistics Act Difference between the two Acts Difference between the two Acts Connotations of the new Statistic Act Connotations of the new Statistic Act Future Tasks of Korean Gender Statistics Future Tasks of Korean Gender Statistics

3 Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in Korea Gender Impact Assessment: Since 2005 Gender Budget: Will start from 2010 Increased demand and importance for gender statistics Beijing Platform for Action in 1995: adopted Strategic objective H.3. Nations: endeavor for development of gender statistics Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in Korea Gender Impact Assessment: Since 2005 Gender Budget: Will start from 2010 Increased demand and importance for gender statistics Beijing Platform for Action in 1995: adopted Strategic objective H.3. Nations: endeavor for development of gender statistics Gender Statistics: Vital Means of Gender Mainstreaming

4 Efforts for gender statistics in Korea: through Basic Plan for Womens Policy Gender statistics publication Gender statistics DB (KWDI) Improvement of existing statistics Production of new gender statistics Education on gender statistics Legal basis for producing Korean gender statistics Womens Development Act New Statistics Act (amended in 2007) Efforts for gender statistics in Korea: through Basic Plan for Womens Policy Gender statistics publication Gender statistics DB (KWDI) Improvement of existing statistics Production of new gender statistics Education on gender statistics Legal basis for producing Korean gender statistics Womens Development Act New Statistics Act (amended in 2007) Gender Statistics : Vital Means of Gender Mainstreaming

5 Article 13 (Survey, etc. on Affairs relating to Women) Article 13 (Survey, etc. on Affairs relating to Women) (1) If it is necessary for devising efficient womens policy, the Minister of Gender Equality shall conduct a basic survey and a public opinion poll on affairs relating to women. (2) The Minister of Gender Equality shall strive to provide information relating to women by establishing information system. (3) In the event that the State and local governments compile population statistics, the distinction of gender shall be included in major analysis units. [This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9126, Jun. 13, 2008] Article 13 (Survey, etc. on Affairs relating to Women) Article 13 (Survey, etc. on Affairs relating to Women) (1) If it is necessary for devising efficient womens policy, the Minister of Gender Equality shall conduct a basic survey and a public opinion poll on affairs relating to women. (2) The Minister of Gender Equality shall strive to provide information relating to women by establishing information system. (3) In the event that the State and local governments compile population statistics, the distinction of gender shall be included in major analysis units. [This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9126, Jun. 13, 2008] Womens Development Act

6 Article 18 (Approval for Statistical Compilation) (1) (1) The head of a statistical agency intending to compile new statistics shall obtain prior approval relating to matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the title, types, objectives, subject of survey, method of survey, distinction of sex in survey questions, etc., from the Commissioner of the Korea National Statistical Office. The same shall apply to the modification of approved matters or the suspension of approved statistical compilation. [This Article Wholly Amended by Act. No. 8387, Apr. 27, 2007] Article 18 (Approval for Statistical Compilation) (1) (1) The head of a statistical agency intending to compile new statistics shall obtain prior approval relating to matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as the title, types, objectives, subject of survey, method of survey, distinction of sex in survey questions, etc., from the Commissioner of the Korea National Statistical Office. The same shall apply to the modification of approved matters or the suspension of approved statistical compilation. [This Article Wholly Amended by Act. No. 8387, Apr. 27, 2007] New Statistics Act

7 Difference between the two Acts Womens Development ActNew Statistics Act Jurisdiction of the Ministries in Charge MOGE Limited impact on other ministries KNSO Enhanced impact on other ministries Subjects in Charge The central and local governments No specific subjects indicated The head of Agency in charge of the statistics Specific subjects indicated Step of Producing Gender Statistics Production of population statistics The step is vague Survey lists of newly produced statistics The step is clearly defined

8 Connotations of the New Statistics Act Possible to introduce gender perspectives in the process of producing statistics Possible to introduce gender perspectives in the process of producing statistics Previously: re-analysis and re-editing of the existing statistics Topics of gender statistics are expanded Topics of gender statistics are expanded Previously: limited to specific women-related topics Possible to introduce gender perspectives in the process of producing statistics Possible to introduce gender perspectives in the process of producing statistics Previously: re-analysis and re-editing of the existing statistics Topics of gender statistics are expanded Topics of gender statistics are expanded Previously: limited to specific women-related topics

9 Strengthen the Legal Basis for Producing Korean Gender Statistics Regular checkups for the status of gender statistics Promoting the production of gender statistics by statistics quality evaluation program Strengthen connection among GIA, GB and GS Promotion of gender statistics Increasing gender statistics publications from local/regional governments Providing various gender statistics by using GSIS Strengthen the Legal Basis for Producing Korean Gender Statistics Regular checkups for the status of gender statistics Promoting the production of gender statistics by statistics quality evaluation program Strengthen connection among GIA, GB and GS Promotion of gender statistics Increasing gender statistics publications from local/regional governments Providing various gender statistics by using GSIS Future Tasks of Korean Gender Statistics

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