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Average Monthly Income of Individual YouTubers Stood at 1.78 mln Won in 2019

Average Monthly Income of Individual YouTubers Stood at 1.78 mln Won in 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — YouTube content creators who work alone earned an average monthly income of 1.78 million won (US$1,540) last year, a ruling party lawmaker said Sunday. Fifty eight “one-person” YouTubers reported a combined annual income of 1.24 billion won ($1.07 million) to the tax authority in 2019, according to Rep. Yang [...]

Parents’ Income Level Has an Impact on Students’ School Attendance

Parents’ Income Level Has an Impact on Students’ School Attendance

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that parental income influences a student’s attendance at school and afterschool programs. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education conducted a study on academic plans among elementary schools prior to the schools’ offline reopening on May 27, which showed that private schools recorded 4.2 days [...]

Middle-aged S. Koreans Tighten Purse Strings over Fears of Unstable ‘Silver’ Years

Middle-aged S. Koreans Tighten Purse Strings over Fears of Unstable ‘Silver’ Years

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that South Koreans in their 50s and older have cut spending due to anxiety over their income in their retirement years, contributing to the overall decline in the country’s propensity to consume. In a report released Monday, the Bank of Korea (BOK) analyzed the [...]

Average Monthly Wage of N. Korean Defectors Hits Record High of 2 mln Won

Average Monthly Wage of N. Korean Defectors Hits Record High of 2 mln Won

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The average monthly wage of North Korean defectors living in South Korea exceeded 2 million won (US$1,684) for the first time last year, the unification ministry said Tuesday. Defectors earned 2.04 million won (US$1,720) per month on average in 2019, compared with 1.89 million won in 2018, according to [...]

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

Self-perception About Health Differs by Income Level

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans differ on self-perception about health depending on the amount of income they receive, a recent study revealed. The Ministry of Health and Welfare conducted a survey of 13,000 members of 6,000 households over 15 years of age, 53.9 percent of whom regarded themselves as ‘healthy’. Only 30.9 [...]