Women Of Childbearing Age Dwindle

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Man wears maternity belt in order to experience his wife's pain in childbearing
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Man wears maternity belt in order to experience his wife's pain in childbearing

A recent broadcast of SBS' special program 'Dad Is Pregnant' featured a father who attempted to wear a 10-kilogram (22 lbs) maternity belt in order to understand his wife's childbearing pain.

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With just two weeks left until his wife was to give birth to their second child, 37-year old Kim Chang Yong who had been married for five years did not quite understand his wife's pain.

However, upon wearing the maternity belt, he faced numerous daily challenges such as having trouble kneeling down to tie his shoe and trouble sleeping due to the bulging belly.

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."

More Women Marry Less Educated Men
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More Women Marry Less Educated Men

A growing number of highly educated women marry men with lower academic credentials. Statistics Korea data on 2 million couples who married between 1995 and 2015 show that the proportion of women marrying less educated men rose from 7.5 percent of all couples to 11.6 percent over the decade.

In 2015, 235,085 couples got married and 27,173 were a woman with a university degree marrying a high-school graduates or a woman with a high school diploma marrying a man who did not finish high school.

Most Women Want a Small Wedding But Few Succeed
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Most Women Want a Small Wedding But Few Succeed

Two-thirds of married women wanted to have only a small wedding, but only half of them managed to overcome social pressure to go the traditional route, according to a report on Monday.

The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education polled 1,173 married women nationwide and found that 67 percent of respondents wanted to have a small wedding. But 49.1 percent, said their weddings were rather grand affairs in the end.

Asked why, 22.9 percent cited opposition from their families. Some 19.1 percent said they thought they should keep up with the Joneses, and 16.6 percent admitted they wanted more gift money from more guests.