Few City Dropouts Tire of Country Life

  • By Kum Won-sub

    September 26, 2017 12:08

    Only seven percent of people who moved to the country to take up farming return to the city, either because they fail in agriculture or because they see no opportunities to educate their children, a survey suggests.

    The Rural Development Administration on Monday released the results of a survey from 2014 to 2016 of 1,039 people who moved to the countryside.

    Some 88.8 percent were still living in the country, but 6.8 percent returned to the city. Another 4.4 percent moved to another part of rural Korea.

    Ten headed back to the city because they failed in farming, four looked for work in the city and three wanted better education for their children.

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