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LG Uplus Offers ‘Non-Marriage’ Grant, First in Industry

LG Uplus Offers ‘Non-Marriage’ Grant, First in Industry

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, said Thursday it will offer a “non-marriage” grant, similar to the company’s existing “marriage” grant, a first among large companies in the country. According to the company, the non-marriage grant system will take effect from the beginning of next year, [...]

Men and Women Have Different Thoughts About Penny-pinching Marriage Partner: Poll

Men and Women Have Different Thoughts About Penny-pinching Marriage Partner: Poll

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Men and women have different perceptions of potential marriage partners who are well off but reluctant to spend their money, a survey showed Tuesday. Matchmaking firm Bien-Aller conducted a survey of 516 single men and women, in which 52.3 percent of men thought positively of wealthy women reluctant to [...]

17 pct of Women in S. Korea Experience Career Break Following Marriage: Data

17 pct of Women in S. Korea Experience Career Break Following Marriage: Data

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Around 17 percent of South Korean women experienced a career break following their marriage this year, with child-rearing among the top reasons, data showed Tuesday. The number of women aged 15-54 who had stopped working after marriage had come to 1.39 million as of April, slightly down from 1.44 [...]

Rising Housing Prices Undermine Marriage and Childbirth: Study

Rising Housing Prices Undermine Marriage and Childbirth: Study

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Increases in the price of housing have a negative impact on the rate of marriage and childbirth, a report showed Thursday. The Korea Institute of Public Finance conducted a survey on employees at public agencies, which showed that a 100 percent rise in housing prices resulted in 0.1 to 0.3 [...]

Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater Kim Yu-na to Tie the Knot with Classical Singer

Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater Kim Yu-na to Tie the Knot with Classical Singer

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kim Yu-na will tie the knot with a classical singer in October, her management agency said Monday. Kim Yu-na and Ko Woo-rim will hold their wedding in Seoul in late October, according to All That Sports. It did not elaborate on the exact date [...]

Younger South Koreans Willing to Marry Regardless of Ethnicity: Poll

Younger South Koreans Willing to Marry Regardless of Ethnicity: Poll

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The vast majority of South Koreans believe that the country has already entered the era of a multicultural society, while the younger generation believes that they can marry anyone regardless of ethnicity, a poll showed Wednesday. Market researcher Embrain Trend Monitor conducted a survey of 1,000 men and women [...]

Men and Women Consider Different Factors When Deciding to Get Married

Men and Women Consider Different Factors When Deciding to Get Married

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean men consider their financial status before deciding upon marriage while women consider their spouse’s financial status when deciding to get married, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a survey of men and women between 19 and 49 years of age [...]

Over Half of 20-somethings Don’t Plan to Have Children After Marriage: Poll

Over Half of 20-somethings Don’t Plan to Have Children After Marriage: Poll

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of single 20-somethings in South Korea do not want to have babies after marriage due apparently to concerns over high child-rearing costs in the country, a poll showed Monday. According to a survey reported in a monthly economic journal by the state-run Korea Development Institute, 52.4 [...]