Extra! Korea

June 30, 2009

Unhappy young Koreans

Filed under: education, youth — extrakorea @ 1:55 pm

We already knew that young Koreans were the unhappiest in the OECD. Now we can add a developing country, China, to the list of countries with teens that are happier than Korea’s.

In related news, you can read about a book about Koreans in their 20s, written by an author who is in that age cohort.

Also, there is an exhibition of photo focusing on Korean teens. Teachers in Korea will have probably seen something similar to “Sleeping in the classroom.”


1 Comment »

  1. […] On the other hand, Korean graduates are now forced to flip burgers, and not unrelated is the fact that Koreans as a whole are increasingly willing to overcome their Confucian disdain for manual labour. They are also increasingly unhappy in general, as are Korean teenagers and children. […]

    Pingback by Korean Gender Reader: July 13 2009 « The Grand Narrative — July 14, 2009 @ 5:27 am

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