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Rising Expenses on Private Education Despite Low Birth Rate and Declining Government Support

Rising Expenses on Private Education Despite Low Birth Rate and Declining Government Support

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a report released by Statistics Korea on Tuesday, government support for public education reached 53 trillion won (US$47.2 billion) in 2015, up 2.8 percent from the previous year. The support for public education was targeted to young children aged 6 to 17. However, the support for public [...]

Report Says Out-of-Wedlock Birth Rate Lowest in S. Korea among OECD States

Report Says Out-of-Wedlock Birth Rate Lowest in S. Korea among OECD States

SEJONG, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the lowest rate of out-of-wedlock births among advanced countries, primarily because of ingrained conservative social values, a report said Monday. The report published in the latest quarterly by the Statistical Research Institute put the country’s unmarried childbearing rate at 1.9 percent in 2014, the lowest among [...]