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Chronic Diseases More Common Among Poor, in Rural Areas: Data

Chronic Diseases More Common Among Poor, in Rural Areas: Data

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The prevalence rate of chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension, is higher among people with low incomes or living in rural areas, government data showed Friday. According to the data by the Korea Health Promotion Institute, the prevalence rate of people over the age of 30 with diabetes came [...]

Minimum Wage Hike a Net Positive for Low Income Earners: Study

Minimum Wage Hike a Net Positive for Low Income Earners: Study

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that among young South Koreans earning less than 2 million won per month, few experienced a salary decrease following the increase in the minimum wage. The activist group “Youth Community Union” announced the results today after surveying 255 individuals between 19 and 39 years [...]

Local Government to Assist Low-Income Seniors Collecting Scrap Paper

Local Government to Assist Low-Income Seniors Collecting Scrap Paper

SUWON, South Korea, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – An elderly from Daejeon in his 70s is being investigated by the police for collecting presidential election brochures and flyers from a local apartment complex. The suspect, whose identity was withheld, testified that he (or she) took four envelopes from mailboxes and 11 from the floor.  “I [...]

High-Income Households Spend Nine Times More on Private Education

High-Income Households Spend Nine Times More on Private Education

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent estimate showed that the gap in private education expenses between high-income and low-income households has widened even further. National Statistical Office of South Korea stated that during the first quarter of this year (from January to March), the average education expense at each household in the highest income bracket [...]