Working pensioner Park Jae-yeol, 71, sorts his packages before delivering them in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AFP 

How minimal social security forces elderly Koreans to work past retirement age

South Korea’s meagre social welfare payments force many pensioners to keep working after they reach 60. Park Jae-yeol, 71, says the pension payments are barely enough for pocket money, so he has to remain part of the workforce

Topic |   Ageing society

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Working pensioner Park Jae-yeol, 71, sorts his packages before delivering them in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AFP 
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