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Self-Employed Men in their 40s and 50s Have Lowest Quality of Life

Self-Employed Men in their 40s and 50s Have Lowest Quality of Life

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — According to suicide rates, lower-income male business owners in their 40s and 50s were found to have a dangerously low quality of life. This is according to the results of a study announced at a policy workshop hosted by Seoul National University’s Center for Distributive Justice yesterday. Professor Lee [...]

Weak Grip Strength Leads to Lower Quality of Life: Study

Weak Grip Strength Leads to Lower Quality of Life: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at Asan Medical Center led by Professor Park Hye-soon has discovered a close correlation between an individual’s grip strength and quality of life. The team analyzed data from 4,620 Korean adults 20 years and older to conclude that weak grip strength is correlated to decreased quality [...]

South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study by Cigna Corporation, the parent company of LINA Korea, the first foreign provider of life insurance in Korea, showed that the perception of health and quality of life by South Koreans worsened compared to last year, resulting in the lowest levels of perceived well-being amongst all [...]

Lung Cancer Survivors Suffer from Fatigue, Poor Quality of Life

Lung Cancer Survivors Suffer from Fatigue, Poor Quality of Life

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study has revealed lung cancer survivors face significant hardships due to chronic fatigue. Lung cancer patients face a low quality of life even after being treated successfully, as a result of chronic fatigue that significantly worsens one’s physical and psychological ability, the research team led by professors Yun [...]

Small Business Owners Suffer From Poor Quality of Life

Small Business Owners Suffer From Poor Quality of Life

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite growing awareness of the importance of work-life balance, owners of small businesses have a poor quality of life, a study published on Monday has revealed. According to the study conducted by the Korea Federation of SMEs, South Korean small business owners work six days a week, 11 hours a [...]

South Koreans’ Quality of Life Hurt by Economic Slowdown, Intense Labor: Report

South Koreans’ Quality of Life Hurt by Economic Slowdown, Intense Labor: Report

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The quality of life for South Koreans ranks 47th in the world, as the country’s economic stature is undercut by long working hours and unemployment, a local report said Friday.  The annual report from the Institute for International Trade (IIT), a research arm of the Korea International Trade Association, [...]