SEJONG, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The children being raised by a single parent lag behind in the capability of managing learning hours but have a high level of concentration, a state-run think tank said Tuesday.
The ratio of single-parent households rose to 19.9 percent in 2018 from 15.9 percent in 2010, according to a report released by the Korea Development Institute.
The report analyzed what impact the shift from two-parent households to single-parent households has on nine aspects of child development, including health, learning habits, emotions, self-respect and life satisfaction.
Compared to children from two-parent households with a high potential to become single-parent households, the children who already experienced the shift from two-parent households into single-parent households lagged by 8.5 percent in terms of learning hour management capability.
This indicates that the greater responsibilities placed on single parents as well as a shortage of information could deteriorate children’s learning capability.
The comparative group – the two-parent households with a high potential to become single-parent households – was created on the basis of the age of children, household income, and the number of brothers and sisters.
In the meantime, children in single-parent households showed a 14.4 percent higher level of concentration. The report interpreted it as a result of the fact that they became free from the conflict between parents.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)