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6 in 10 Koreans Want to Work After Retirement

6 in 10 Koreans Want to Work After Retirement

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — More than six out of every ten South Koreans continue to work after retirement, which is high compared to other developed countries. The Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) conducted an online survey in September last year of 1,000 people with voting rights in 16 countries, including South Korea, the [...]

Lonely S. Korean Seniors Rank Last in OECD in Social Solidarity

Lonely S. Korean Seniors Rank Last in OECD in Social Solidarity

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — In the face of a growing aged population, the index for the quality of life for the elderly in South Korea is below average compared to other member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In particular, South Korean ranked the lowest in social solidarity among [...]

Korean Seniors Work the Longest, but Live in Poverty

Korean Seniors Work the Longest, but Live in Poverty

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The elderly in South Korea participate in long-term economic activities to support themselves, but the poverty rate is very high. According to a recent report from the National Assembly Research Service (NARS), Koreans’ life expectancy stood at 82.4 years as of 2016, ranking 10th among 36 Organization for Economic [...]

It is Never Too Late: Exercise Brings Health Benefits to Seniors

It is Never Too Late: Exercise Brings Health Benefits to Seniors

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that seniors can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by exercising, even if they haven’t done it in a long time. Researchers from Seoul National University Hospital observed the level of physical activity, cardiovascular and cerebral health among 1.2 million seniors over 60 years [...]