Poll: 75% of Elderly People Unwilling to Live Together with Children

Write : 2015-11-26 18:51:13 Update : 2015-11-26 19:00:12

Poll: 75% of Elderly People Unwilling to Live Together with Children

A Statistics Korea survey has found that more elderly people are living with their children because their children fail to lead independent lives.
According to the survey announced by Statistics Korea on Thursday, nearly 32 percent of elderly people aged 60 or above live with their children.
Over 34 percent said that their children are unable to stand on their own feet, up from 29-point-three percent in a similar survey conducted two years ago.
In contrast, 29 percent cited an inability to live independent lives, down from 36 percent in 2013.
Over 66 percent said that they or their spouses worked to earn a living. The figure is three times more than the number of elderly people who receive financial support from their children or relatives. Analysts attribute the higher rate to unemployment among the youth.
Some 75 percent said that they did not want to live with their children in the future to avoid the burdens of providing financial support and raising grandchildren.
The nationwide survey was conducted on 39-thousand people aged 13 and over from 18-thousand households on five categories, including welfare, social participation and income. 

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