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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, [...]

More S. Korean Singles Look at Family Background to Find a Perfect Spouse

More S. Korean Singles Look at Family Background to Find a Perfect Spouse

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Korean singles are considering family background as an important quality to find a “perfect match”, while age difference is becoming less of an issue. Duo Human Life Research Institute conducted a survey of South Korean citizens between 25 and 39 years of age, asking [...]

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 [...]