The Wider Image: No money, no hope: S. Korea's 'Dirt Spoons' turn against Moon
Now they are increasingly becoming permanent homes to young people like Hwang, who identifies himself among the "dirt spoons," those born to low-income families who have all but given up on social mobility. "If I try hard enough and get a good job, will I ever be able to afford a house?" said the 25-year-old, who lives in his small, cluttered room where clothes were piled on the bed. "Will I ever be able to narrow the gap that's already so big?"