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Single mothers in South Korea face discrimination, isolation

While South Korea ranks as one of Asia’s wealthiest, most developed countries, traditional values persist. Single parenting remains a major taboo. Unwed pregnant women in South Korea face social disgrace and, in some cases, are shunned by their families. The few Korean women who decide to raise children on their own confront an ongoing struggle. Michael Rhee reports from Seoul.

This story originally aired on the World Vision Report. We got it from the Public Radio Exchange.


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