Lecturers at Korean Universities Just Scrape By

Part-time lecturers in Korea belong to the low-income sector and their welfare status is worrisome, lawmakers recently said, citing data provided during October’s National Assembly inspection hearings. At a session in October, Uri Party lawmakers Yoo Gi-hong and Choi Jae-seong said that the average part-time teacher can be summed up as a married person in his or her 40s, receiving no more than 30,000 Won ($26) per hour. The two legislators said they received data about 60,000 part-time lecturers from 238 universities, including 122 four-year institutions, to study the wages and welfare benefits of part-time lecturers over the past five […]
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