Saturday, January 5, 2013

South Korea's Aging Population & Confucianism

My colleague  Frances Coffey, sent me the link to this interesting NPR story. Unlike the elderly in the United States, very few elderly South Koreans live in nursing homes. That's because of the Confucian virtue of filial piety, or respect for the older generation. That virtue is still important to South Koreans and means that many generations live in the same house so older Koreans do not need to go into nursing homes. Read the full NPR story here.  You can also listen to the story below.

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