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More S. Koreans Interested in International Marriage

More S. Koreans Interested in International Marriage

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has confirmed that a growing number of South Koreans would consider tying the knot with an individual from another country. The Seoul-based Overseas Koreans Foundation conducted a survey of 1,000 Koreans aged over 19 years old, 30 percent of whom showed interest in international marriage. Roughly [...]

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

1 in 4 Infertile Couples Experience Conflict Within Family

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — One quarter of South Korean couples dealing with infertility have family conflicts, according to a recent study. According to an in-depth interview conducted by the CHA Bundang Women’s Medical Center last year on 100 patients who visited the hospital, 25 percent experienced family conflicts. Next on the list was [...]

3 in 4 S. Koreans Call for Abolishing Childbirth Classification by Marital Status

3 in 4 S. Koreans Call for Abolishing Childbirth Classification by Marital Status

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The majority of South Koreans were found to support the idea of amending the current legal system that classifies childbirth depending on the marital status of the child’s parents. The Ministry of Gender and Equality conducted a survey on 1,500 South Koreans last month to gain insight into views [...]

Emotional Laborers Oppose Family-oriented Expressions Intended to Prevent Verbal Abuse

Emotional Laborers Oppose Family-oriented Expressions Intended to Prevent Verbal Abuse

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising concerns that the concept of a family is being overly exploited as a ‘shield’ to protect emotional laborers. The laborers themselves believe that using the concept of a family to describe them is inappropriate. Last October, the Ministry of Employment and Labor distributed seven ringtones that [...]

70 pct of S. Korean Disagree with Traditional “Male-Breadwinner” Family Model

70 pct of S. Korean Disagree with Traditional “Male-Breadwinner” Family Model

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The public perception of the traditional role of a married couple, where the husband makes money outside and wife takes care of family members at home, is fading. According to a survey of 2,000 adults conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, 68.8 percent disagreed with [...]

Middle-aged Women Think a Lack of Conversation with Family is Unhealthy

Middle-aged Women Think a Lack of Conversation with Family is Unhealthy

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle-aged women who lack in conversation with their family members think of themselves as unhealthy, according to a new study. Prof. Kim Young-shik and researcher Kang Seo-young at Asan Medical Center released the results of their new study on Tuesday after a comprehensive analysis of the level of communication, [...]