Unfriendly Work Environment For Women Limits Dual Income Households

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Unfriendly Work Environment for Women Limits Dual-Income Households
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Unfriendly Work Environment for Women Limits Dual-Income Households

The proportion of dual-income households with young children in Korea is way below the OECD average, while Korean husbands put in just half as much time helping out around the house as their OECD peers, according to a study released Monday, which suggests a link between the two.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor analyzed the employment status of couples with children aged 14 or younger in Korea and other OECD members. It found that only 29.4 percent of Korean couples in this category have two incomes, compared to the OECD average of 58.5 percent.

1 in 10 Newlywed Couples Give up Dual Income to Raise Kids
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1 in 10 Newlywed Couples Give up Dual Income to Raise Kids

One in 10 young couples decide that one partner, usually the woman, will give up her job to raise children.

Statistics Korea said Tuesday that a study of 235,000 couples who married in 2014 showed that 49.7 percent earned dual incomes at the time, but that fell to 44.4 percent a year later.

Among those who have their first child in the first year of their marriage, the proportion of double-income couples fell from 50.8 percent in the year of marriage to 41.2 percent the year after that, meaning that one partner probably gave up his or her job.

Lee Won Geun to work with Girls' Generation's Sooyoung in 'Person You Could Know'
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Lee Won Geun to work with Girls' Generation's Sooyoung in 'Person You Could Know'

Actor Lee Won Geun has been confirmed opposite Girls' Generation's Sooyoung in upcoming JBTC web drama, 'Person You Could Know'!

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The drama will consist of 10-episodes as a web broadcast, and 2-episodes as a tv broadcast, andtakes inspiration from the 'friends of friends' section in social media and how modern people deal with social networking sites. The production has yet to announce an airing date.

Lovelyzs Soojung Reveals What She Wants To Do Most With Her Future Income
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Lovelyzs Soojung Reveals What She Wants To Do Most With Her Future Income

In a recent teaser for her upcoming variety drama, KBSs Idol Drama Operation Team, Lovelyzs Soojung opened up about her groups current salary, or lack thereof.

When an idol group debuts, much of the income made during the beginning of their career are used to settle any balance they have remaining with their agency. Since their respective company has usually footed the monetary expenses needed for their training, any production costs, wardrobe, and other aspects of becoming an idol, these young stars are subsequently in debt if and when they debut.

Park Si Yeon says women from the Gyeongsang Province are the prettiest!
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Park Si Yeon says women from the Gyeongsang Province are the prettiest!

Actress Park Si Yeonvisitedan all-girls' dormitory with guest Boomon the April 18 broadcast of 'Housewife Daughters'!

Boom asked the students where they were from, and student Kang Yejin answered Gyeongju, to which Park Si Yeon said, "The Gyeongsang Province."

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It turned out, Kang Yejin's friend was also from the same region, originally from Ulsan. Hearing this, Park Si Yeon commented, "Gyeongsang women are the prettiest indeed. I'm from Busan."