Project for reliable child-care services
While more women enter workforce, child-care facilities have not caught up with the increased demand, subjecting women to struggle between work and child-raising.
As more women began to have jobs, the utility rate of child-care facilities is on a steady increase, with 83.9%, 87.4% and 88.3% in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. But with a lack of child-care facilities and inconsistent qualities of care services, those who use a child care facility remain largely discontented. Seoul Survey reveals that the satisfaction rate for child-care service has been largely stalled, with 66.9% both in 2009 and 2010 and 67.8% in 2011.
To address this issue, the SMG has embarked on various programs.
In particular, as the introduction of free child-care benefits is expected to raise the demand for child-care facilities, the city government has swiftly take actions. To ensure that parents can leave their children with knowing they will properly cared and nurtured, the monitoring on child-care facilities and education program for teachers at the national and public child-care facilities will be introduced. The city government made it a top priority to increase the number of national and public child-care facilities. The city aims to provide a safe, nurturing child-care environment, increasing the satisfaction level for childcare facilities in Seoul.
Department / Contact
- Global Urban Partnership Division / 82-2-2133-5264 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Global Future Research Center / 82-2-2149-1418 / email@example.com