Married is now the number one priority for young people in South Korea. The Central Bureau of Statistics in South Korea reported that young men and women in Ginseng Country now no longer see marriage as a necessity.
Quoted from Koreaboo, the survey results show that more than half of the youth population in South Korea believes that marriage is not too important to do. At least 41.4 percent of survey participants aged 13-24 years say marriage is not a requirement in 2016.
“The percentage increases year by year, the number (only) 36.7 percent in 2010,” the statement from Statistics Official.Not only the younger generation, the older people also agree with the idea that marriage is not a necessity.The same survey noted, many South Koreans aged between 50 and 60 years who say marriage is no longer important.
What caused it?
The results show that more and more South Korean youth are choosing to focus more on education and pursuing careers, rather than commit and form families. This has led to a low birth rate in South Korea and has resulted in a married trend at a young age.
The phenomenon of marriage in adulthood can be reflected from some celebrities in South Korea. Call it Kim Tae Hee and Rain, celebrity couples who married on January 19, 2017 ago. When married, Kim Tae Hee is 36 years old and Rain is 35 years old.
Actress Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun were married at a young age. The celebrity couple got married on August 10, 2013, when Lee Min Jung turned 30 and Lee Byung Hun was 43.
Song Hye Kyo then adds to the list of South Korean celebrities who married at the age of more than 30 years. Earlier this July, Song Hye Kyo announced her wedding plans with Song Joong Ki to be held in October 2017. Currently, Song Hye Kyo is 35 years old and Song Joong Ki is 31 years old.