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|Subject: Re: Elder suicides rising in Korea||Date: 2/21/2013 11:10 PM|
|Author: Howie52||Number: 48015 of 95156|
"In the early 1980's when I was working for Exxon, we fabricated several offshore oil platforms in South Korean shipyards. (It was less than 1/2 the cost of doing the work in the US.) One remarkable sight in the shipyard was the crew of several hundred old women with brooms who paraded through the yard cleaning the pavement. Apparently they were the widows of shipyard workers killed on the job and were put to work to "earn" their survivor benefits such as they were.
Same thing seen in China - outside of Shanghai - 2003 - in an industrial
park that had displaced farm lands to build chemical plants.
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