January 14, 2013 08:11
Only 30 percent of married women in Korea would marry their husbands again, a survey of married couples in their 30s to 50s suggests. According to Statistics Korea, 26.9 percent of female respondents said they are willing to marry their current spouse again, and 3.6 percent would definitely do so.
Some 44.8 percent said the question does not arise, 19.1 percent they would rather not, and 5.6 percent definitely not.
Married men were more satisfied with the present arrangement, with 43.6 percent said they might marry their wife again and 7 percent they definitely would.
The 20-percent gap in satisfaction inevitably leads to differences in views about marriage. Some 62.3 percent of men in their 30s and 62.6 percent of men in their 40s view marriage favorably, but the same is true for only 42.4 percent of women in their 30s and 47.8 percent of women in their 40s.
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