On the streets of Seoul, and all around Korea, you will see older women sitting on the sidewalks making and selling things.  Due to the gender imbalance in the work force, and the lack of a social net to help these women support themselves if they lose their husbands and have no relatives to take care of them, they often have to rely on making and selling things in order to survive.

Hopefully, as time passes, the issues facing older women in Korea are addressed and new support systems are developed.

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