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New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

GURYE/HADONG, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — While most young jobseekers in South Korea unusually struggle to find well-paying positions at big name companies, such as Samsung, Jeong Kang-seok took a different approach upon graduating from college. The 25-year-old man, instead of sending out resumes, wanted to stay clear of city life and opted to sow [...]

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will take steps, such as crackdowns on illegal sales, to prevent youths from accessing a new type of e-cigarettes that have become popular in many other countries, the health ministry said Friday. The prevalence of e-cigarettes among adolescents is correlated with a rebound in the number of [...]

Survey Uncovers Low Self-esteem Levels in Youth

Survey Uncovers Low Self-esteem Levels in Youth

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Job portal Alba (www.alba.co.kr) announced the results of a survey of 1,648 young people in their teens and 20s on self-esteem. The portal targets a mostly younger population seeking part-time jobs. According to the survey, nearly half of the respondents (47.9 percent) said that they had “low” or “very [...]

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced yesterday the development of a smartphone application that will foster the prevention of smartphone addiction in youth. One function of the application locks the screen of the smartphone when a young user is walking while using the device. The service will initiate today. [...]

Census: South Korea’s Seniors Overtake Youth in Population Figures

Census: South Korea’s Seniors Overtake Youth in Population Figures

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s seniors outnumbered the youth population last year for the first time in the country’s history, government data has revealed. There are now more elderly people than young people in South Korea, where the working age population has begun to decline, according to new census data from Statistics Korea [...]