South Koreans in Farm U-Turn as Chaebol Era’s Rapid Growth Ends

South Koreans in Farm U-Turn as Chaebol Era’s Rapid Growth Ends

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Lee Geun Hong’s annual income of 200 million won makes him a wealthy outlier in a profession where 44 percent of the population is over 60 and where the average household income is 30 million won, compared with 51 million won for urban workers, according to farm ministry data.