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Cabinet Passes Bills to Allow Single People to Adopt

Cabinet Passes Bills to Allow Single People to Adopt

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cabinet on Tuesday approved bills to allow single people to adopt children, as the number of one-person households is sharply increasing. The justice ministry revised the Civil Act and the Family Litigation Act, which currently stipulate only married couples can legally adopt. Under the revisions, single people can [...]

Number of One-person Households Jumps 27.5 pct Over Past 5 Years

Number of One-person Households Jumps 27.5 pct Over Past 5 Years

SEJONG, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of single-member households in South Korea soared more than 27 percent in 2020 from five years earlier, government data showed Friday, amid a delay in marriage and a rapidly aging population. One-person families numbered 6.64 million last year, up 27.5 percent from five years earlier and accounting [...]

One-person Households Account for 33 pct of Total in Seoul

One-person Households Account for 33 pct of Total in Seoul

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — One-person households accounted for the largest proportion of all households in Seoul at 33.3 percent, the city government said Saturday. Of 4,041 households surveyed between November and January, single-member households were the most common, followed by two members (25.8 percent), three members (20.6 percent) and four members (19.2 percent), [...]

One-person Households Remain Poor Despite More State Support

One-person Households Remain Poor Despite More State Support

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizewire) — Single-member households in South Korea remain vulnerable to poverty despite increased state employment projects and fiscal spending, a report said Tuesday. The relative poverty rate of such households, referring to the percentage of people with income below 50 percent of the median income, edged down to 51.3 percent in [...]

Restaurant Sector Shrinks Fast amid Negatives

Restaurant Sector Shrinks Fast amid Negatives

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s restaurant industry has been shrinking at a fast clip due to a rise in the number of one-person households and other unfavorable factors, government data showed Thursday. The number of restaurant owners stood at 729,724 in December last year, down 0.51 percent, or 3,718, from the previous [...]

Sales of Small-sized Food Products Soar amid Rising Single-person Households

Sales of Small-sized Food Products Soar amid Rising Single-person Households

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The sales of small-sized food products jumped in the first half of this year on rising demands from one-person households, industry data showed Wednesday. According to E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest discount chain operator, sales of small fruit containers rose 71.9 percent on-year in the January-July period. Auction, a [...]

Single Households Account for 27.8% of South Korean Families

Single Households Account for 27.8% of South Korean Families

SEJONG, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of one-person families continued to rise in South Korea last year amid the fast-spreading trend of people remaining single, government data showed Wednesday. Households consisting of a single member totaled 5.28 million in 2016, up 3.3 percent, or 169,000, from the previous year, according to the data [...]