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A comparative study of traditional families in Korea and Uzbekistan

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ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS ‘A Comparative Study of Traditional Families in Korea and Uzbekistan’ by Gulnoza Salikhova Uzbekistan, which became independent in 1991, is a young state with claims to an ancient past. Republic of Korea, that has been established in 1948, also counts thousands year of history with unique culture and traditions. Unlike Korea which is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogenous in the world and has a population of 48.4 million 1 and a small minority of Chinese, Uzbekistan has a population of 25.9 million2, seventy-one percent of which are Uzbek, 8 percent Russian, 5 percent Tajik, 4 percent Kazak, 2.5 percent Tartars and 8.5 percent other ethnic groups. Moreover, Korea is an aging society with over 8 percent of population above 65 years old3, whereas in Uzbekistan 50 percent, with the high growth rate of population, is under the age of 16 and only 4.8 percent of retirement age for men and women 65 and 60 respectively. Though Korea was one of the poorest countries over the past 30 years, its economic development has been spectacular. Half of the population in Korea actively practices religion. Among this group, 49% Christianity and 47% Buddhism 47% comprise Korea’s two dominant religions. Though only 3% identified themselves as Confucianists, Korean society remains highly imbued with Confucian values and beliefs. The remaining 1% of the population practices Shamanism (traditional spirit worship) and Chondogyo, (Heavenly Way) a


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Title A comparative study of traditional families in Korea and Uzbekistan
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Salikhova, Gulnoza

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[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2005
Pages 85
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Uzbekistan(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Others
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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