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Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

SEJONG, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of one-person households continued to rise last year amid the country’s low birth rate and rapidly aging population, government data showed on Thursday. According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, the number of single-person households reached 5.61 million as of October last year, up 179,000 or [...]

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — About four out of 10 female marriage immigrants in South Korea have experienced domestic violence, according to a government report released Wednesday. The report, compiled by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on the basis of a poll of 920 foreign women married to Korean men, also found [...]

Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

SEJONG, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — According to Statistics Korea, the percentage of household expenditures devoted to charitable donations from middle-income families was lower than that of poorer families, which means middle class families spent more money on themselves compared to those of lower economic status. The average amount of money donated to “non-profit organizations” [...]

Exports of Korean Cultural Content in 2016 Surpasses US$6 Bn for 1st Time

Exports of Korean Cultural Content in 2016 Surpasses US$6 Bn for 1st Time

SEOUL, Jun. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea exported cultural content worth more than US$6 billion in 2016, government data showed Friday. The survey on “Content Industry Statistics” released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism showed that exports rose 6.1 percent from the previous year to US$6.008 billion in 2016, a strong performance [...]