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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 [...]

Married Low Income Earners Have Lower Life Expectancy

Married Low Income Earners Have Lower Life Expectancy

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A person’s outlook on his or her own life expectancy is gloomier for those who are married or low income earners. A research team from Seoul National University Hospital revealed on Monday the results of a survey of 1,005 participants conducted between August and September 2016. The team collected [...]

52-hour Workweek Cuts into Workers’ Income and Overtime Hours: Report

52-hour Workweek Cuts into Workers’ Income and Overtime Hours: Report

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean workers affected by the mandatory 52-hour workweek have suffered an income reduction of about 44,000 won (US$39) per month, a government report said Friday. According to the report by the state-run Korea Labor Institute, the number of overtime hours worked by employees of companies subject to the [...]

South Korea’s Mobile Taxi-hailing App Raises Driver Income by 37 pct

South Korea’s Mobile Taxi-hailing App Raises Driver Income by 37 pct

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers saw a more than 37 percent rise in their income after Kakao Taxi, a mobile taxi-hailing service, was introduced three and a half years ago. Kakao Mobility announced on Monday that taxi drivers, who used to earn 110,894 won per day back in early 2016, now earn [...]