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Finances Important to S. Koreans When Choosing a Spouse

Finances Important to S. Koreans When Choosing a Spouse

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A new report has revealed that single women tend to value financial status more when choosing a spouse compared to single men. Analysts reported that the traditional perception that men are responsible for the household economy still remains strong in South Korean society and the poor job prospects that [...]

Only 2.9 pct of S. Korean Single Women Say Marriage is Necessary

Only 2.9 pct of S. Korean Single Women Say Marriage is Necessary

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Only 2.9 percent of South Korean single women regard marriage as necessary, a figure far lower than their Chinese counterparts, a survey showed Wednesday. In contrast, 19.4 percent of Chinese women consider marriage necessary, according to the survey of 411 and 413 single women aged 25-34 and living in [...]

S. Koreans Increasingly Likely to Forego Marriage

S. Koreans Increasingly Likely to Forego Marriage

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid South Korea’s rapid decrease in the number of marriages, the rate of unmarried people in their mid-30s and under has already surpassed that of Japan, which has already experienced a surge in celibacy. A new study conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reports that [...]

Study Shows Singles Dream About Travelling and Home Decoration as Newlyweds

Study Shows Singles Dream About Travelling and Home Decoration as Newlyweds

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Asked on what they fantasize about when they think of life as a newlywed, most singles in their 20s and 30s said they would like to regularly travel overseas and decorate their new home. Duo, a matchmaking information service, asked 419 singles about the fantasies they have about newly-married [...]

More S. Koreans Shun Marriage amid Economic Burden: Research

More S. Koreans Shun Marriage amid Economic Burden: Research

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are becoming less inclined to get married, research showed Wednesday, apparently due to the rising economic burden along with concerns over raising children. According to the research conducted by Daumsoft Inc., which analyzed keywords used on online communities and social media from January 2016 to September 2018, [...]

Proposed Law Has Divorced Spouses Sharing Pension Funds After One Year of Marriage

Proposed Law Has Divorced Spouses Sharing Pension Funds After One Year of Marriage

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A new law that would entitle each spouse to half of the other’s national pension funds upon divorce after a marriage period of one year or longer is being pushed forth. Under current laws, couples must be married for five years of more to be entitled to the same [...]

Only 3 out of 10 Unwed Women Say “Marriage is Necessary”

Only 3 out of 10 Unwed Women Say “Marriage is Necessary”

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A new survey has found that fewer South Koreans are clinging to the traditional notion that marriage is a necessity. According to statistics provided by a group of experts who advise the Presidential Committee on Ageing Society and Population Policy, the ratio of people who thought that “marriage was something that [...]

More Korean Women Live Alone, Think Less about Marriage

More Korean Women Live Alone, Think Less about Marriage

SEJONG, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 2.84 million Korean women live alone, with growing numbers engaged in economic activities, data showed on Monday. According to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and Statistics Korea, one-woman households accounted for 49.5 percent of the total 5.74 million single-person households this year. The statistics agency [...]