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Middle-aged Men Consume Too Many Calories, While Women in 20s Have a Caloric Deficit

Middle-aged Men Consume Too Many Calories, While Women in 20s Have a Caloric Deficit

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle-aged men are consuming too many calories, while women in their 20s typically consume less energy than they need. The Ministry of Health and Welfare published a report Wednesday on calorie consumption categorized by age and gender. The report, based on a study led by the Korean Nutrition Society, [...]

Men Receive More Medical Subsidies for Mental Illness than Women

Men Receive More Medical Subsidies for Mental Illness than Women

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Among recipients of medical subsidies provided by the government, the number of men diagnosed with mental illnesses was more than double the number of women. The Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service carried out assessments of 389 medical institutions that charged hospitalization fees for psychiatric treatment to subsidy recipients [...]

Leisure Satisfaction Highest Among Women Who Support Traditional Gender Roles

Leisure Satisfaction Highest Among Women Who Support Traditional Gender Roles

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that the level of leisure satisfaction among South Koreans was the highest among women who support the idea of traditional gender roles in which men are the breadwinners and women are the homemakers. A majority of South Koreans, however, oppose traditional gender roles. Statistics Korea [...]

Study Finds Primary Causes of Job Stress Affecting Suicide Impulse

Study Finds Primary Causes of Job Stress Affecting Suicide Impulse

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has determined that the requirement of high duties and obligations is the primary cause of job stress that stimulates the suicide impulse among men. In contrast, women experience extreme stress primarily due to irrational organizational systems. A research team led by Jeon Sang-won, professor of psychiatry [...]

70 pct of S. Korean Men Willing to Take Parental Leave

70 pct of S. Korean Men Willing to Take Parental Leave

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With the newly amended legislation on equal employment, parents will now be able to simultaneously take paid parental leave starting on February 28. A recent study showed that a majority of male office workers are willing to take parental leave, reflecting improving perceptions towards parents raising children together. JobKorea, [...]

S. Korean Men and Women Have Different Reasons for Remaining Single

S. Korean Men and Women Have Different Reasons for Remaining Single

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a recent survey, men and women in South Korea see different reasons for the recent increase in individuals who are deciding to remain single. According to a survey of 2,009 provincial residents conducted by the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, men chose the burden of childbirth and childcare, accounting [...]