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Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases of maternal filicide (the killing of a child by their own parent) have raised shock, outrage, and concern across the nation. A large number of the “murders” are open-and-shut cases in that the mothers voluntarily called the police and 119 (emergency services) after causing the deaths of their children. What [...]

Married Women Living Close to Parents More Likely to Have Children

Married Women Living Close to Parents More Likely to Have Children

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a new report, newly married couples who live close to the wife’s parents tend to have a child earlier than others. According to the latest edition of the Health and Social Welfare Review released by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) on Monday, married couples living [...]

POSCO to Offer Rewards for Second Child

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean steelmaker POSCO is introducing new comprehensive birth encouragement policies that will help pregnant employees from pregnancy through to child care. The company’s labor union said yesterday that pregnant employees will receive support through all stages of pregnancy, from childbirth to babysitting, allowing employees to have a healthy [...]

More Mothers, Especially Public Workers, Using Childcare Leave

More Mothers, Especially Public Workers, Using Childcare Leave

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Some 75 percent of female public workers and public schoolteachers used childcare leave after having their first child, but less than half of their counterparts working at private companies did so, a study said Tuesday.  The gap was even wider between female workers hired in permanent positions (46.9 percent) [...]

Incheon Publishes ‘Survival Guide’ for Foreigners

Incheon Publishes ‘Survival Guide’ for Foreigners

INCHEON, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – To help the increasing population of foreigners to blend into the local area, the Incheon city government published a guidebook for new arrivals to the city. The guidebook was published in four languages – English, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese. A total of 2,000 copies were made of the 120-page book. [...]