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Families of Comfort Women Call for Special Law to Prevent Historical Distortions

Families of Comfort Women Call for Special Law to Prevent Historical Distortions

SUWON, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The families of comfort women are urging the government to enact a special law to prevent historical distortion and absurd statements. Comfort women is a euphemism used to refer to those who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system before and during World War II. On Tuesday, the families of [...]

Unmarried Couples Living Together Recognized as Official Families

Unmarried Couples Living Together Recognized as Official Families

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s gender ministry said Monday that it will push forward with a plan to have unmarried couples living together recognized as official families. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family noted that the 4th Healthy Family Basic Plan (2021-2025) includes measures to enable the formation of families in [...]

Single-member Families Account for Nearly 30 pct of S. Korean Households

Single-member Families Account for Nearly 30 pct of S. Korean Households

SEJONG, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of one-person families continued to rise last year, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all households in South Korea, amid the fast-spreading trend of people remaining single, government data showed Saturday. Households consisting of a single member totaled 5.85 million in 2018, compared with 5.62 million the [...]

Gov’t to Offer Financial Support to Families Whose Breadwinners are Incarcerated

Gov’t to Offer Financial Support to Families Whose Breadwinners are Incarcerated

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A system will be implemented in which the prosecution will provide financial help to families who have difficulty making ends meet due to the arrest of the head of their household. The Supreme Prosecutors’ Office said Monday it has prepared an emergency welfare support related system and it is [...]

S. Korean Families Feel Less Responsible for Supporting Children Until They’re Married

S. Korean Families Feel Less Responsible for Supporting Children Until They’re Married

SEOUL, Jun. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of families in South Korea are feeling less responsible for supporting their children until they are married. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA), analyzing the change in views among married women on their responsibility of raising a child from 2003 to 2018, said [...]

More S. Korean Families Traveling with Adult Children: Study

More S. Korean Families Traveling with Adult Children: Study

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans prefer to travel with their families, a recent study has showed. Hana Tour Co., a South Korean travel agency, conducted a survey of 1,200 citizens, most of whom said they would like to travel with their family. The composition of family members, however, has been changing recently [...]