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Asia Insight「South Korean Women Choosing Unmarried Life」

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South Korean Women Choosing Unmarried Life

August 27, 2021
9:30 – 10:00 / 14:30 – 15:00 / 19:30 – 20:00
August 28, 2021
0:30 – 1:00 / 6:30 – 7:00

In South Korea, due to traditional Confucian values, families tend to have a patriarchal structure. A 2020 study indicated that women in double-income households perform 3 times the chores that men do. In response to these conditions, support has grown toward women who choose to remain unmarried. This episode introduces unmarried women in a range of professions promoting their lifestyles through various careers and living situations, changing the notion of family in South Korean society.

The representatives of a group supporting unmarried women

An artist who chose to remain unmarried in order to focus on her career

Writers hold a meeting about their essay collection on unmarried women