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Family Increasingly Prioritized Over Work for South Koreans

Family Increasingly Prioritized Over Work for South Koreans

SEJONG, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Fewer than half of South Koreans now put work before family, according to a new survey. Findings from this year’s social survey revealed that the figure for those who prioritize work over family had dropped below 50 percent for the first time since records began at Statistics Korea. The [...]

Retailers Moving Quickly to Allow Employees to Balance Work with Family

Retailers Moving Quickly to Allow Employees to Balance Work with Family

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers have moved quickly to create a favorable work environment for expecting and child-rearing mothers, including incentives for fathers, industry observers said Tuesday. Retail businesses have been fast movers in accommodating women who in most cases make up nearly half of their workforces. With the government encouraging [...]

Less Emphasis on Traditional Family, Marriage Values: Survey

Less Emphasis on Traditional Family, Marriage Values: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – More South Koreans, noticeably young people and women, are putting less emphasis on traditional values such as family and marriage, a survey showed Thursday.  The survey was conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) on people aged over 18 in 2006 and 2016. It showed [...]

Korea’s Parents’ Day And Its Shadows

Korea’s Parents’ Day And Its Shadows

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – May 8 was Parents’ Day in Korea. Korean culture has deep roots in Confucianism, and amongst them is filial piety: respecting and honoring one’s parents. However, this long-practiced culture is slowly but surely fading away.  According to KWDI (Korean Women’s Development Institute) statistics regarding children’s support of their parents, [...]

May 5: Celebrating Korea’s Children’s Day

May 5: Celebrating Korea’s Children’s Day

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Children’s Day was first conceived of in 1923 by a group of Korean students and social leaders. Chong-hwan Pang, a children’s writer, helped popularize the holiday. It was designated as a national holiday in 1970. The government made May 6 a temporary holiday this year in an effort to [...]

Only 10% of Married Couples Believe Firstborn Male Child Must Take Care of Parents

Only 10% of Married Couples Believe Firstborn Male Child Must Take Care of Parents

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A survey said the conventional idea of the eldest son living with his old parents is almost disappearing. According to a recent survey by the Planned Population Federation of Korea on 1,466 married men and women, 44.6 percent of respondents said “It is better for parents to live apart from their [...]

The pros and cons of Urban lifestyle

The pros and cons of Urban lifestyle

Urban vs. Rural Living from Buzzle People inhabit different parts of the world and lead different types of lives. Their lifestyles change across the various regions on Earth and so do their mentalities. The resources available in their regions, the plant and animal life that is native to their area have a direct impact of [...]