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Majority of Single-person Households in Seoul Enjoy Solitary Life, but Vulnerable to Emergencies

Majority of Single-person Households in Seoul Enjoy Solitary Life, but Vulnerable to Emergencies

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of single-person households in Seoul are satisfied with living alone, but struggle with difficulties arising in emergencies, a survey showed Tuesday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted a survey of 3,079 people living alone, of which 86.2 percent were satisfied with solitary life, up by 13 percentage points [...]

Report Calls for Use of Officetels as Housing Policy Tool for Single-person Households

Report Calls for Use of Officetels as Housing Policy Tool for Single-person Households

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Korea entering the age of 1 million “officetels” — multi-purpose buildings with residential and commercial units — it’s becoming more imperative to use them as a housing policy tool for single-person households, a report said Thursday. The Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK) said in [...]

Gangbuk District to Prevent Solitary Death Through Installation of ‘Smart Plugs’

Gangbuk District to Prevent Solitary Death Through Installation of ‘Smart Plugs’

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangbuk District Office in Seoul said Wednesday that it will check the safety of the single-person households at risk of solitary death by installing ‘smart plugs’ that make use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Officials at the district’s community service centers will visit households and install the devices [...]

With Kimchi Classes, Late-night Patrol Programs, Seoul Beckons to Growing Single-person Households

With Kimchi Classes, Late-night Patrol Programs, Seoul Beckons to Growing Single-person Households

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — For Lee Bok-won, a 69-year-old woman who lives alone in western Seoul, stocking up on fresh homemade kimchi during winter has been quite a chore for the past several years. The process, traditionally done by family groups over multiple days, usually involves a painstaking process of soaking a large [...]

Young Single-person Households’ Spending on Drinking, Smoking and Lottery Tickets Up Sharply Post-pandemic

Young Single-person Households’ Spending on Drinking, Smoking and Lottery Tickets Up Sharply Post-pandemic

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — In the third quarter of last year, which marked the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, single-person households consisting of young people under 40 years of age marked a sharp increase in their spending on drinking and smoking compared to a year earlier. This group’s monthly spending for purchases [...]

Single-person Households Less Satisfied with Consumption Spending than Other Types of Households

Single-person Households Less Satisfied with Consumption Spending than Other Types of Households

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of ten single-person households in South Korea turned out to be dissatisfied with their consumption spending, the country’s statistics office said. The monthly consumption spending of one-person households averaged 1.32 million won (US$1,090) in 2020, according to data from Statistics Korea. This figure is calculated by subtracting [...]