The Hoju scheme is a family register system in North and South Korea. Hoju (Hangul: 호주, Hanja: 戶主) means the 'head of the family', Hojuje (호주제, 戶主制) is the 'head of the family' system, and Hojeok (alternate romanization: Hojok; 호적, 戶籍) is the 'family register'.
It has been controversial as being innately patriarchal and hence representing a 'violation of the right to gender equality'. In South Korea, the system was abolished on 1 January 2008.
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