Majority of South Koreans want to prolong working life
Around 70% of South Korean senior citizens said they want to continue working till the age of 73, a survey by Statistics Korea revealed.
Amid a rise in life expectancy and rapid ageing in the nation, 10.35 million, or 68.5% of the 15.1 million people aged between 55 and 79, said they want to keep working in the future. The figure was up 0.4 percentage points from the survey carried out a year earlier.
Some 57.1% said they wanted to earn enough for living expenses, and 34.7% said that they wanted to work so long as their health allowed, reports The Korea Times.
Over 54% wanted to have full-time jobs, while 45.8% highlighted that they wanted to work part-time.
Around 20.9% noted that they wanted to earn 1.5 million to 2 million won (US$1,140-1,530), followed by 18.5 percent for less than 2 million-2.5 million won (US$1,522-1,902).
South Korea is expected to become a super-aged society in 2025. The proportion of those aged 65 and older will then comprise 20% of the population.