All posts tagged "poverty"

  • Ban Ki-moon
    UN sets goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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  • Koreans — many of them elderly — line up to receive 500 won, or about 50 cents, from Nam Seoul Church in southern Seoul. Each week, organizers say, 300 to 500 seniors show up at each church that offers the service, and the line starts hours in advance. (Photo credit: Elise Hu/NPR)
    [NPR] Half of S. Korea’s elderly live in poverty

    South Korea may be known for its high-tech advances, luxury skin care products and rapid economic rise, but these days, the generation largely responsible for all that growth isn’t faring so well. South Korea has the...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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  • (NEWSis)
    No country for old: Korean elderly poverty highest among OECD nations

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The poverty rate of South Korea’s elderly was by far the highest among advanced countries, while the net pension replacement rate for the population was one of the lowest, a report showed Sunday. According...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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  • Korean-Elderly
    Korean American seniors’ income lowest of all Asian Americans

    According to a report released by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Korean Americans 65 years and over had an income average of $21,382 — the lowest among all 27  documented Asian populations in America. This...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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