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Cho Kuk Row Hits Nerve with Weary Korean Parents, Students

Cho Kuk Row Hits Nerve with Weary Korean Parents, Students

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Law professor Cho Kuk’s appointment as South Korea’s justice minister was one rocky road. The liberal darling, tasked with reforming the prosecution, faced expected opposition from conservative lawmakers and underwent friction with state prosecutors. But some of the most dogged and powerful opposition came from a very nonpolitical crowd: [...]

Half of S. Koreans Feel Relatively Deprived Due to ‘Incompetent’ Parents

Half of S. Koreans Feel Relatively Deprived Due to ‘Incompetent’ Parents

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — One in two adults feels relatively deprived that other parents are involved in their child’s success in society. Saramin, a South Korean job search platform, conducted a survey of 3,289 adults, 52.5 percent of whom responded that they felt relatively deprived because of how other parents exercised influence on [...]

Report Says Men Account for Only 17 pct of Parental Leave Takers

Report Says Men Account for Only 17 pct of Parental Leave Takers

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Men accounted for merely 17 percent of all parental leave takers in South Korea last year, a level seen as very low among the world’s major countries, a report said Friday. The report released by the Korean Committee for UNICEF said the utilization of paternity leave by employed South [...]

4 in 10 Middle-aged Adults Support Both Their Children and Parents

4 in 10 Middle-aged Adults Support Both Their Children and Parents

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) – About 4 out of 10 middle-aged South Koreans are burdened with “double care”, where they have to support their single children in adulthood along with their elderly parents. According to a report released by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, 39.5 percent of the 1,000 middle-aged people [...]

Most Married Women Eye Financial Aid for Children Until College Graduation: Poll

Most Married Women Eye Financial Aid for Children Until College Graduation: Poll

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly six in 10 married women in South Korea think they should provide financial support for their offspring until graduation from college, a poll showed Friday. According to the survey of 11,205 married women, 59.2 percent of the respondents said they think it appropriate to financially support their children [...]