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Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – One out of 7 temporary workers have experienced depression, almost twice as high as those holding regular positions, a study showed Tuesday.  The prevalence for depression was 13.1 percent among irregular workers, whose job conditions are far less favorable than for permanent workers and have to constantly worry about [...]

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a modest improvement over the past five years, South Korea still remains among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world, a new WHO report has revealed. The South Korean suicide rate is 28.4 per 100,000 individuals, ranking fourth among 183 countries surveyed in the 2017 [...]

Poor Students More Prone to Stress and Depression, Report Finds

Poor Students More Prone to Stress and Depression, Report Finds

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Teenage students who consider themselves to be economically disadvantaged experience stress, depression and thoughts of suicide significantly more often than those who are better off, according to a report published yesterday. The study conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) on the mental health and health [...]

Top Life Insurers Bow to Regulators over Suicide Claims

Top Life Insurers Bow to Regulators over Suicide Claims

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top-three life insurers – Samsung, Hanwha and Kyobo – have decided to pay all overdue suicide claims, giving in to regulators’ punitive steps, industry officials said Thursday.  Samsung will pay a total of 174 billion won (US$152 million) in respect of its policyholders who committed suicide on [...]

3 Insurers Ordered to Halt Some Operations over Unpaid Suicide Insurance Benefits

3 Insurers Ordered to Halt Some Operations over Unpaid Suicide Insurance Benefits

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s financial regulator on Thursday ordered three insurance firms to halt some of their operations as a punitive measure over their overdue suicide insurance benefits.  The three insurers — Samsung Life Insurance, Hanwha Life Insurance and Kyobo Life Insurance — have been criticized for failing to pay out [...]