The average age at first marriage in South Korea jumped five years for both men and women from 1990 to 2013.
Another important reason young Koreans are giving up on dating, getting married and raising kids is the growing economic uncertainty and financial hardships.
Many young Koreans work at precarious jobs, with low pay and little job and income security.
Generally speaking, marriage, childbearing, childrearing and taking care of the elderly are linked. South Korea is no exception to endorsing this cultural idea of the “marriage package.” Nevertheless, Western individualistic ideologies are increasingly influencing young Koreans.
Despite a strong traditional emphasis on marriage, they have begun to postpone and even forgo marriage.
has published articles about the decline of Asian marriage.
One of them from 2011, “Asia’s lonely hearts,” discussed women’s rejection of marriage in Asia and looked to gendered family roles and unequal divisions of housework as culprits.Yue Qian ne travaille pas, ne conseille pas, ne possède pas de parts, ne reçoit pas de fonds d'une organisation qui pourrait tirer profit de cet article, et n'a déclaré aucune autre affiliation que son poste universitaire.University of British Columbia apporte des fonds en tant que membre fondateur de The Conversation CA.Once women decide to get married, they are generally expected to prioritize familial responsibilities.Women take on a much greater share of the housework and childcare burden and are chiefly responsible for their children’s educational success.In sharp contrast, in South Korea, 40 per cent of people in their 20s and 30s appear to have quit dating altogether.