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No easy retirement in South Korea

Almost 50% of Koreans over 65 now live in 'relative poverty', unable to supplement meagre pensions since they can't find suitable jobs
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 05:50
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Elderly South Korean men filling out application forms for employment at a job fair in Seoul last week. A lot of them were left behind by rapid technological development, especially in IT.

OUT of work and out of pocket, South Korean retirees are struggling to force their way back into an unwelcoming job market in an effort to supplement meagre or non-existent pensions.

But President Park Geun-Hye's vision of a new "creative economy" seems to have little space for a