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Women Living Alone Spend More Time on Self-management and Rest than Men: Study

Women Living Alone Spend More Time on Self-management and Rest than Men: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Women living alone tend to remain alone longer than their male counterparts, allocating a significant amount of time to self-management and resting. The Korea Women’s Development Institute, based on an analysis of a 2019 study conducted by Statistics Korea, reported that women living alone sleep for an average of [...]

AI to Make Phone Calls to Middle-aged Single-person Households in Seoul

AI to Make Phone Calls to Middle-aged Single-person Households in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to start a trial of an artificial intelligence (AI) phone call service to say hello to about 300 middle-aged individuals living alone in Seoul within the first half of this year. The service will use an AI program designed to make phone calls to [...]

Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

SEJONG, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of one-person households continued to rise last year amid the country’s low birth rate and rapidly aging population, government data showed on Thursday. According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, the number of single-person households reached 5.61 million as of October last year, up 179,000 or [...]

Single-Person Households Paying More Taxes than Couples with Children: Study

Single-Person Households Paying More Taxes than Couples with Children: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – No tax specific to single-person households currently exists in Korea. But a recent study found that various tax benefits provided to married couples with children, mainly as countermeasures to Korea’s low marriage and birth rates, are creating an equally viable effect, imposing higher tax burdens on Korea’s single population.  [...]

Mini Home Appliances Popular among Single-Member Households

Mini Home Appliances Popular among Single-Member Households

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Small-size home appliances are growing in popularity in South Korea amid the increasing number of single-member households, a local manufacturer said Wednesday.  Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Co. said it has so far sold more than 2 million refrigerators, washers and other products targeting consumers living alone.  The number of single-person [...]

Natural Gas Usage Declines Despite Increasing Number of Households

Natural Gas Usage Declines Despite Increasing Number of Households

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The increase of single-person households in Korea has brought about another change in household consumption – the declining use of natural gas (liquefied natural gas).  According to the Korea City Gas Association and other industry sources, although the number of households in Korea increased from 10.95 million in 2005 [...]

Convenience Stores Showing Marked Growth in Numbers, Sales

Convenience Stores Showing Marked Growth in Numbers, Sales

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of convenience stores in South Korea has surpassed 33,000 as of the end of October this year, marking a rapid growth since the opening of the first store 27 years ago, industry statistics showed Wednesday.  The number indicates a significant increase from 28,994 counted at the end [...]

Single-Person Households Drive Popularity of Smaller Kitchen Products

Single-Person Households Drive Popularity of Smaller Kitchen Products

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of single-person households is rising quickly in Korea. They accounted for 27.2 percent of all households (5.2 million out of 19.1 million) in 2015, and officials expect to see a continued increase to at least 35 percent.  Along with the changing social structure, the market for goods [...]