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Korean Students Going Under the Knife to Improve Job Prospects

Korean Students Going Under the Knife to Improve Job Prospects

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of five female university students in Korea is interested in getting plastic surgery in order to improve their chances of getting a job, a recent survey said. According to the survey conducted by the Youido Institute, 21.4 percent of female students surveyed replied “yes” when asked whether they [...]

[Stats] Life Satisfaction by Smartphone Usage between Gender Groups

[Stats] Life Satisfaction by Smartphone Usage between Gender Groups

A study shows that smartphone users lead happier life than those who do not use smartphones. According to a report “Correlation between Smartphone Using and Life Satisfaction” by the Korea Information Society Development Institute, the satisfaction index in personal life such as achievements, health and personality of smartphone users was 4.98 (out of 7.0), slightly [...]

[Stats] Per Capita Alcohol Consumption by Type of Liquor

[Stats] Per Capita Alcohol Consumption by Type of Liquor

Korea’s per-capita alcoholic beverage consumption was 100 bottles of beer and 60 bottles of Korean vodka (soju) in 2012.  According to the Korea Alcohol & Liquor Industry Association on June 19, the total domestic consumption of alcohol in 2012 was 3.12 million kiloliters (1 kiloliter equals 1,000 liters). The figure included unofficial consumption from alcoholic [...]