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3 in 4 S. Koreans Call for Abolishing Childbirth Classification by Marital Status

3 in 4 S. Koreans Call for Abolishing Childbirth Classification by Marital Status

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The majority of South Koreans were found to support the idea of amending the current legal system that classifies childbirth depending on the marital status of the child’s parents. The Ministry of Gender and Equality conducted a survey on 1,500 South Koreans last month to gain insight into views [...]

65 pct of Single Adults Believe Government Policy for Childbirth is Ineffective

65 pct of Single Adults Believe Government Policy for Childbirth is Ineffective

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly two-thirds of single South Korean women believe that government policy in place to encourage giving birth to children falls short of influencing decisions on marriage and childbirth. Gayeon Matchmaking Consulting Service conducted a survey of 1,000 single men and women, 65 percent of whom believed that government policy [...]

Statistics Agency Says S. Korea’s Population Likely to Peak in 2028

Statistics Agency Says S. Korea’s Population Likely to Peak in 2028

SEJONG, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s statistics agency forecast Thursday that the country’s population is likely to peak at 51.94 million in 2028 before declining to 39.29 million in 2067. Statistics Korea’s latest medium variant projection is bleaker than its previous assessment, made in 2016, when South Korea’s population was projected to fall [...]

Samsung Electronics to Expand Paternal and Child-care Leave to Promote Childbirth

Samsung Electronics to Expand Paternal and Child-care Leave to Promote Childbirth

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. announced plans to expand paternal leave and childcare leave to meet the government’s policy to promote childbirth. Samsung Electronics recently decided to offer as much as 20 days of paid leave if an employee’s wife gives birth to twins, effective this month. The current welfare policy [...]