They are able to guide proceedings in the household, although in the present set up, with wives also playing more important earning roles in the household, the overall dominance of the male has dramatically reduced in modern times.
However, according to South Korean culture, the traditional dictums of male supremacy is slowly declining, especially when women are as adept in seeking and pursing gainful employment for the upkeep and maintenance of the family. While traditionally, it has been the eldest male who is bestowed the honor of being the earning head of the family and controls the purse strings, in the modern changing context, this has become more flexible and the role of the fairer gender is also assuming greater importance.
The major goal, obviously, is the sustenance of family values and its enrichment. Besides, it is also necessary to take good care of the family bonding and economic growth and development. There is need to take an overall view of family goals and priorities in terms of education, heath care and seeking interventions that go to improve living standards of families in South Korean context.
This country has been endowed with very hardworking people with strong character and valued principles in life, and has been able to hold its own, despite being split from North Korea. “Koreas population is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogenous in the world. Except for a small Chinese community (about 20,000), virtually all Koreans share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. With 48.6 million people, South Korea has one of the worlds highest population densities. Major population centers are located in the northwest, southeast, and in the plains south of the Seoul-Incheon area.” (Background note: South Korea, 2009).
The development tasks that have been undertaken by South Korea at grassroots individual, family and community levels are indeed exemplary. Moreso, in the