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98 pct of Parents in S. Korea Have Children Receive Private Education

98 pct of Parents in S. Korea Have Children Receive Private Education

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — About 98 percent of parents have their children receive after-school education, including from private tutors and cram schools, a survey showed Sunday. The survey about education last year, conducted by the state-run Korean Educational Development Institute, covered 4,000 men and women aged 18 to 73 in August and September. [...]

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Top 20,000 in 2019

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Top 20,000 in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of private sector employees taking paternity leave exceeded 20,000 for the first time last year, government data showed Wednesday, amid a growing societywide campaign to promote a balance between work and family life. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, 22,297 male private sector employees took [...]

Parents’ Economic Background Plays an Important Role in Children’s Income

Parents’ Economic Background Plays an Important Role in Children’s Income

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Young people in Seoul recognize that the better off their parents are, the higher their children’s average salary is. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s survey of 10,000 young people between 19 and 39 years of age, there are differences in their salaries depending on the economic background of [...]

Gov’t to Expand Part-time Daycare Centers

Gov’t to Expand Part-time Daycare Centers

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will significantly expand its part-time childcare service next year, which allow parents to leave their children at childcare facilities for a short time only when needed. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday that it will expand the current 483 part-time childcare classes operating at daycare [...]

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 [...]