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

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