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More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans felt traditional holidays, which some criticize for putting too much pressure on women, are becoming fairer for both genders, a poll showed Saturday. Asked what they thought about gender equality within families during the Chuseok holiday last year, 43.2 percent said they felt circumstances have improved in [...]

51.9 pct of S. Koreans Back Troop Dispatch to Strait of Hormuz

51.9 pct of S. Koreans Back Troop Dispatch to Strait of Hormuz

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans support the government’s decision to dispatch troops to the Strait of Hormuz for a maritime security operation, a poll showed Thursday. Earlier this week, the Ministry of National Defense announced that the country’s anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit, operating in the Gulf of Aden, would expand [...]

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans differ on self-perception about health depending on the amount of income they receive, a recent study revealed. The Ministry of Health and Welfare conducted a survey of 13,000 members of 6,000 households over 15 years of age, 53.9 percent of whom regarded themselves as ‘healthy’. Only 30.9 [...]

Five to Seven is Optimal Age to Enhance Digital Capability

Five to Seven is Optimal Age to Enhance Digital Capability

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that the level of digital literacy was the highest when computers and other digital devices were first used between the ages of five and seven. Digital literacy refers to “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, [...]

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers living near convenience stores are more exposed to the risk of obesity, a recent study revealed. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday that obesity among teenagers is influenced by multiple variables including the area of residence, individual, and family practices. The institute collected [...]

S. Korean Wealth Creators Accumulate 1.57 bln Won Until Retirement

S. Korean Wealth Creators Accumulate 1.57 bln Won Until Retirement

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean wealth creators accumulate an average of 1.57 billion won (US$1.4 million) through savings and investment, a recent study revealed. Standard Chartered Bank Korea Ltd., the local unit of Britain-based banking giant Standard Chartered PLC., joinly conducted a survey of 1,000 wealth creators in Seoul and Busan. They [...]