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Stay-at-home Moms Don’t Actually Have More Children

Stay-at-home Moms Don’t Actually Have More Children

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In major advanced countries, the more women engage in economic activities, the more children they have. According to a report from the Korea Association of Public Finance, based on 1990-2016 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country panel data, the number of childbirths increased significantly as women’s participation [...]

Gov’t Stepping Up to Support Families, Companies to Overcome Low Birthrate

Gov’t Stepping Up to Support Families, Companies to Overcome Low Birthrate

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — In order to overcome the low birthrate, which has become a serious problem, government ministries and agencies have come up with a series of measures. A pilot project will be launched in some parts of the country to provide a government subsidy when expectant mothers purchase eco-friendly agricultural products. [...]

S. Korea’s Total Fertility Rate Hits Record Low of 0.98 in 2018

S. Korea’s Total Fertility Rate Hits Record Low of 0.98 in 2018

SEJONG, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s total fertility rate hit a record low of 0.98 in 2018, government data showed Wednesday, a clear warning that Asia’s fourth-largest economy may face a population decline going forward. The total fertility rate refers to the average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime. The [...]

S. Korea’s Fertility Rate Drops to Record Low in 2017

S. Korea’s Fertility Rate Drops to Record Low in 2017

SEJONG, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of newborns in South Korea fell again in June, government data showed Wednesday, in the latest sign of the chronically-low birthrate that has plagued Asia’s fourth-largest economy for more than a decade. About 26,400 babies were born in June, down 8.7 percent from 28,900 tallied a year [...]