April 11, 2016 12:13
Some 60 percent of unmarried people between the ages of 25 and 34 still live with and are supported by their parents.
As of 2014, 57.8 percent of these people in Seoul were living in families of more than three, according to a report released by the Seoul Institute on Sunday. Only 42.2 percent said they live alone or with just one other person.
The institute polled 46,000 members of 20,000 households in the capital. "It seems an increasing number of young adults are living in their parents' homes because they have trouble finding work and housing costs are soaring."
Many of them are socially isolated, with 22.3 percent saying they never took part in any social gatherings or group activities in the past year.
But there is also an increase in single households. Some 24.4 percent of homes in Seoul are single-person households, more than five times the figure in 1980.
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