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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 [...]

S. Korea Builds Vocational Schools for Women in Uzbekistan

S. Korea Builds Vocational Schools for Women in Uzbekistan

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), South Korea’s state overseas aid agency, announced that it has built vocational training centers for women in Kogon, Qorako’l, and Shofirkon in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara region. These three districts have been known to struggle with high unemployment among women and have also been hit [...]

Women Opt for Comfort over Shape-fitting Pressure in Underwear Choice

Women Opt for Comfort over Shape-fitting Pressure in Underwear Choice

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Female consumers are increasingly opting for alternative underwear products — ones with comfortable, practical and stylish features — over form-fitting shapewear which has traditionally been the preferred choice for women eager for figure-enhancing powers. Noticeably, a desire for comfort and practicality among women is driving a shift in consumer [...]

Men More Prone to Social Isolation, Women to Loneliness: Survey

Men More Prone to Social Isolation, Women to Loneliness: Survey

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Men are more likely to feel socially isolated, while women are more prone to loneliness, according to a recent study conducted by one of the leading mental health experts in the nation. Led by psychiatry professor Hong Jin-pyo at Samsung Medical Center, a research team looked into the mental [...]

Women in Their 20s Most Likely to Commit Suicide: Data

Women in Their 20s Most Likely to Commit Suicide: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans in their teens and 20s, especially women in their 20s, are increasingly committing suicide due primarily to anxiety and a sense of desperation. Statistics Korea reported that from 2010 to 2020, the number of individuals who committed suicide annually dropped by 15.2 percent from 15,566 people [...]

Online Fashion Platforms for Women Engage in Ruthless Competition to Gain Market Share

Online Fashion Platforms for Women Engage in Ruthless Competition to Gain Market Share

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s online fashion platforms for women’s clothing are working on a number of initiatives, including free and fast delivery, to gain a larger market share. Ably plans to offer free returns for designer and street brand items by the end of this month. If customers return designer or [...]