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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 [...]

Senior Care Food Gains Popularity with Aging Population

Senior Care Food Gains Popularity with Aging Population

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Food manufacturers are jumping into the care food business for seniors as customized meal products for seniors are expected to grow in demand alongside an aging population. Pulmuone Foodmerce, the distribution arm of South Korean food producer Pulmuone Co, signed a memorandum of understanding with Aria Care Korea, an [...]