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Despite Recession, Hagwon Thriving

March 25, 2009

Yu Byeong-ok, a housewife in Ilsan, recently took on a part-time job talking to potential buyers at model houses.  Another mom, Kim Gyeong-ok of Pyeongtaek, recently opened her own snack bar in a food court.  But these jobs aren’t going to make up for living costs lost in the recession – they’re going to hagwon.

Yu is paying for college preparatory courses at these private institutions for her son, a high school senior, while Kim sends her two children to after-school classes.

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