Double-Income Families Increase

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    June 26, 2019 12:52

    The number of double-income families in Korea increased four percent last year as many older women found jobs to help make the ends meet amid a prolonged economic slump.

    According to Statistics Korea on Tuesday there were 5.68 million double-income households last year, up from 5.46 million from the previous year, and the rise was the sharpest on record.

    Their proportion of all households rose from 44.6 percent to 48.3 percent.

    The main factor was that a growing number of older married women found jobs. In households consisting of people aged 50 to 64, 120,000 more women found work, and among over-65s 54,000 more took jobs, accounting for 80 percent of the growth. 

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