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.

NCT's Mark and Parc Jae Jung to work together for new music variety by SM & Mystic Entertainment
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NCT's Mark and Parc Jae Jung to work together for new music variety by SM & Mystic Entertainment

It's been reported that SM Entertainment and Mystic Entertainment, who announced a business partnership back in March, will be launching their first partner promotion in the form of a music variety show. 

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Yeo Woon Hyuk PD of Mystic Entertainment, known for 'A Hyung I Know' and 'Ssul Jeon', and Lee Ye Ji PD of SM Entertainment, known for 'Hello Counselor' and 'Our Neighborhood Physical ArtsEducation', will be in charge of a new music variety, and the discussion for the show came up after observing the different music systems between the two labels. The show will most likely consist of representatives from both companies producing the same song in different styles.

BTS Wants To Have Stadium Tour Like Michael Jackson, Work With HIGHLIGHT
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BTS Wants To Have Stadium Tour Like Michael Jackson, Work With HIGHLIGHT

Following BTS' momentous win at Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, BTS is thinking up of reaching bigger goals for the future of their music. Among those goals is having a stadium tour similar to Michael Jackson's world tour.

According to a report by All Kpop, Rap Monster shared in an interview with the 'Kim Hyun Jung's News Show' that BTS wants to have their own stadium tour in the future. He said that their goal is to fill stadiums that hold at least 30,000-40,000 people and bring their music all over the world.

Watch: Produce 101 Season 2 Trainees Work Hard And Play Hard In Self-Recorded Backstage Videos
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Watch: Produce 101 Season 2 Trainees Work Hard And Play Hard In Self-Recorded Backstage Videos

Although Mnets official broadcast of the position evaluations on Produce 101 Season 2 included footage of practice time, they also released up-close-and-personal backstage looks at the trainees on their YouTube channel.

The videos are recorded by the trainees themselves in a relay camera format, which understandably gets chaotic as the trainees joke and play around. Each offers an exclusive look at the groups as they are practicing, whether they are throwing themselves into the work, intentionally throwing a note to make the others laugh, playing random songs and dancing around, or attempting to do math.