<Anchor> With the
aging population, the number of elderly people is increasing, and many people have to live a hard life even after retirement.
In particular, it was found that many of our country's 60s and 70s could not leave their jobs even after retirement.
This is reporter Kim Jung-woo.
72-year-old Kim Ho-yeon has been working on the so-called'Dumpy Courier' to deliver goods by subway for two years.
After three hours of round trip a day, the money in my hand is only around 600,000 won per month, but I can't quit working to make up for the lack of living expenses.
[Kim Ho-yeon/Courier worker: You should not do this because it is desperate.
I have this determination now.
Actually, it's difficult.]
Like Mr. Kim, more than half of Koreans in their 60s and 10 out of 10 people in their 70s work after retirement.
This is because, while the income after retirement is large, it is difficult to cover the living expenses only with public pensions such as the national pension and old-age pension.
[Park Woon-gyu/Gangnam-gu, Seoul: (My friends) all pay expenses or work part-time.
If we don't solve it ourselves, we don't have anyone to help.] Even in their
50s and 40s, who are about to join the senior citizens, more than 90% of their assets are tied to real estate, and there is insufficient preparation for retirement.
According to the Korea Insurance Development Institute's survey, even after retirement, it was estimated that 170 million won would be spent on children's education and wedding expenses, but the average retirement benefit that can be expected was less than 100 million won.
[Jeong Sun-dol/Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Ewha Womans University: It is necessary to create an atmosphere where you can work more so that you can make a living.
A system where
make a living by working with pensions.]
Encouraging employment by giving incentives to companies hiring the elderly, and raising the basic salary is also a way to prevent the elderly from falling into poverty.
(Video coverage: Park Hyeon-cheol, video editing: Jung Yong-hwa, VJ: Jeong Min-gu)