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90 pct of Seniors Believe ‘Dying Well’ Means No Burden on Friends and Family

90 pct of Seniors Believe ‘Dying Well’ Means No Burden on Friends and Family

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The vast majority of senior citizens in South Korea hope that they will pass away without causing any inconvenience to family members or friends, data showed Monday. The state​-run Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a survey of 10,097 senior citizens and asked what they thought it [...]

Elderly Participation in Labor Market Declines After Increase in Basic Pension Benefits

Elderly Participation in Labor Market Declines After Increase in Basic Pension Benefits

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) — After the amount of basic pension benefits that are given to elderly people with an income lower than a certain level increased, their participation in the labor market decreased, a recent study showed. Kim Hak-hyo (lead author), a student in the doctoral program at Sogang University and Kim Hong-kyun [...]

Older People Living Alone Can Reduce Depression Through Social Participation: Study

Older People Living Alone Can Reduce Depression Through Social Participation: Study

WANJU, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that older people living alone can reduce depression and suicidal thoughts through social participation. A mental health welfare center in the southwestern county of Wanju, North Jeolla Province carried out a study of 1,065 older people between the ages of 60 and 90 who live [...]

Middle-aged Koreans Have Strong Interest in Leisure Activities, but Actual Participation Rate is Low

Middle-aged Koreans Have Strong Interest in Leisure Activities, but Actual Participation Rate is Low

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that South Korean middle-aged adults in their 50s and 60s have a strong desire for social interaction, including leisure activities, but their actual participation rate is low. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a nationwide survey of 4,000 middle-aged adults between [...]