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Pandemic Worsens Risk of Unemployment and Social Isolation for Women: Study

Pandemic Worsens Risk of Unemployment and Social Isolation for Women: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean women have become more exposed to the risk of unemployment and social isolation than men after the COVID-19 pandemic, a study showed Monday. These findings were reported in a short-term monitoring survey conducted by the national infectious disease crisis advisory committee under the prime minister to measure [...]

Men and Women Have Different Thoughts About Penny-pinching Marriage Partner: Poll

Men and Women Have Different Thoughts About Penny-pinching Marriage Partner: Poll

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Men and women have different perceptions of potential marriage partners who are well off but reluctant to spend their money, a survey showed Tuesday. Matchmaking firm Bien-Aller conducted a survey of 516 single men and women, in which 52.3 percent of men thought positively of wealthy women reluctant to [...]

17 pct of Women in S. Korea Experience Career Break Following Marriage: Data

17 pct of Women in S. Korea Experience Career Break Following Marriage: Data

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Around 17 percent of South Korean women experienced a career break following their marriage this year, with child-rearing among the top reasons, data showed Tuesday. The number of women aged 15-54 who had stopped working after marriage had come to 1.39 million as of April, slightly down from 1.44 [...]

New Study Finds 1 in 2 Children and 2 in 3 Women Worldwide Affected by Micronutrient Deficiencie

New Study Finds 1 in 2 Children and 2 in 3 Women Worldwide Affected by Micronutrient Deficiencie

GENEVA, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Research published today in Lancet Global Health indicates that 1 in 2 preschool-aged children and 2 in 3 women of reproductive age worldwide are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies (often referred to as “hidden hunger”). For decades it was widely believed that 2 billion suffer from this hidden hunger. But these [...]

Sales of Self-defense Gear Spike After Stalking Murder

Sales of Self-defense Gear Spike After Stalking Murder

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — With the increasing number of violent crimes against women, including the recent stalking murder case at Sindang Station in Seoul, more women are purchasing personal defense equipment. Online shopping mall Auction reported a 16-percent increase in sales of self-defense gear since last month. Looking at women customers only, sales [...]

Women Less Interested in Relationships, Marriage and Childbirth than Men

Women Less Interested in Relationships, Marriage and Childbirth than Men

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The vast majority of individuals who are not in a relationship choose to be single voluntarily, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korea Population, Health and Welfare Association conducted a survey of 1,047 ‘voluntary’ singles between the ages of 19 and 34, 65.5 percent of whom said they were not [...]