September 26, 2023

How North Korea’s institutions have responded to the changing role of women

Recent research suggests the state has a lot of catching up to do

This is the second of a two-part series examining recent research into life for women in North Korea. Read part one here.

North Korean women play a central role in the marketization of North Korean society. The number of female-headed households has increased in recent years, and they have formed the backbone of North Korean efforts to send workers to China.