Menu Content
Go Top


PPP Introduces Legal Revisions to Unify Age Counting

Written: 2022-05-17 18:28:38Updated: 2022-05-17 18:49:43

Ruling People Power Party lawmaker Yoo Sang-bum on Tuesday introduced bills on revising civil and administrative laws to unify how age is counted in South Korea.

The bills call for a "universal age" as the official standard for counting and indicating one's age.

Under universal age, a baby turns one year old one year after birth. In contrast, the so-called Korean age counted infants as a year old immediately after birth.

The change was a campaign pledge of then-presidential candidate Yoon Suk Yeol. Lawmaker Yoo, who was a member of Yoon's transition committee, said a uniform rule would defuse disputes over the interpretation of age and have a positive impact across society.

He said sufficient public debate would be had on the move, though he noted there is already high social interest for the change to be realized.

Editor's Pick


This website uses cookies and other technology to enhance quality of service. Continuous usage of the website will be considered as giving consent to the application of such technology and the policy of KBS. For further details >