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Women, not robots, are the answer to South Korea's labor troubles

Transition to service-driven economy offers chance to improve gender balance

| South Korea
Commuters in Seoul in September 2021: Korean women remain constrained by deep-seated traditional values.   © Reuters

Peter S. Kim is an investment strategist with KB Financial Group in Seoul. The views expressed here are his own.

South Korean factories, stores and farms are struggling to fill positions as the country's unemployment rate hovers at record lows.

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