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South Korea: Suffering of the Sacrificial ‘Wide Goose Fathers’

‘Wide Goose Father’ is a commonly-used term in South Korea referring to sacrificial fathers who send their wife and children abroad for better education, but themselves remain in South Korea to work and cover all the expenses. The number of wild goose fathers has been steadily increasing over the years and recently, local media revealed that 70 percent of them suffer from depression and 77 percent from inadequate nutrition. Simon Kim from Korea Bang site translated related articles and net users’ responses to the news.

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