More Than 250,000 Seniors Living Alone in Seoul

  • Arirang News

    May 11, 2015 11:26

    Reflecting the changing nature of Korean family life, an increasing number of seniors are living alone in the capital -- most of them by choice.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Friday that as of 2013, more than 250,000 people over the age of 65 were living alone in the city. That's an increase of almost 100,000 people from 2007.

    A Statistics Korea survey shows that more and more seniors are choosing to live on their own, in part because they don't want to burden their children, but also because they are comfortable with the situation.

    More than half of respondents over the age of 60 in Seoul said they did not live with their children.

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