Monday, March 12

Old folks take up the slack

South Korea has more economically active people aged over 60 than in their twenties, as elderly poverty forces half the country’s pensioners back into work – often the sort of menial work young graduates refuse to undertake. Korea’s highly educated youth remain reluctant to pursue the blue-collar jobs of their parents, and yet wonder why more homes aren’t being built. Unification could be a match made in heaven.

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