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Half of S. Koreans Feel Relatively Deprived Due to ‘Incompetent’ Parents

Half of S. Koreans Feel Relatively Deprived Due to ‘Incompetent’ Parents

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — One in two adults feels relatively deprived that other parents are involved in their child’s success in society. Saramin, a South Korean job search platform, conducted a survey of 3,289 adults, 52.5 percent of whom responded that they felt relatively deprived because of how other parents exercised influence on [...]

Vietnamese Marriage Immigrants Struggle to Integrate into S. Korean Society: Study

Vietnamese Marriage Immigrants Struggle to Integrate into S. Korean Society: Study

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Among marriage immigrants, the majority of the Vietnamese live in the countryside, while Chinese live mostly in urban areas. Vietnamese immigrants living in the countryside face more difficulties due to language and cultural barriers. They are in many cases sidelined from social networks and communities, which calls for additional [...]

Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The perception that important social decisions are affected by external pressure, social connections and interest groups continues to be a strong belief held by the public at large. This is according to a report from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs released yesterday that questioned 3,839 adult [...]

How Koreans Turned into a Bunch of Insects

How Koreans Turned into a Bunch of Insects

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “Gon-choong” means insect in Korean. “Gisaeng-choong” translates into parasite. “Hae-choong” describes harmful insects. As such, ‘choong’ is a word that refers to bugs and insects in general. But its use has expanded to refer to various social groups in Korea, often to degrade, abase, and insult. According to Daumsoft, [...]