April 02, 2020

Toil by day, study at night: work-life balance in Kim Il Sung’s North Korea
The DPRK's founding leader had some unusual theories about social welfare
Being a man who believed, in theory, in progress and in the dignity of the working man, when Kim Il Sung came to power he introduced the "Eight Hour Working Day" (‘Eight Hour Work System’ in the original Korean). By the standards of late 1940s East Asia, this was a progressive move. But do not worry, an addendum to this was added in 1967.Workers were not left to spend the other