June 17, 2009 09:31
Young Koreans in their 20s and 30s consider their career more important than their counterparts in other Asian countries and are less determined to support their parents than young people in China or India, a straw poll suggests.
In a survey of adults in their 20s and 30s in Korea, Japan, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong by Swiss Re, a reinsurance firm in Switzerland, 94 percent of respondents in China and 92 percent in India said they would support their aged parents. But a mere 46 percent in Korea, 44 percent in Australia, and 32 percent in Japan said the same.
Only 59 percent of young Koreans -- the smallest group among the countries surveyed -- said good family relationships are more important than their career.
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