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Sangju Officials Wear Black After Population Drops Below 100,000

Sangju Officials Wear Black After Population Drops Below 100,000

SANGJU, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Government employees in Sangju, North Gyeongsang Province, came to work in black ties after receiving the news that the city’s population had shrunk to less than 100,000 people. On February 8, the population of Sangju dipped below 100,000 people for the first time in recent history. Following the news, city government [...]

S. Korea Grapples with Declining Childbirths, Looming Uncertainties for Its Future

S. Korea Grapples with Declining Childbirths, Looming Uncertainties for Its Future

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — For decades, the entrance to the maternity ward at Cheil General Hospital & Women’s Healthcare Center bustled with parents-to-be, but today it stands vacant, having been shuttered for months. The hospital’s decline is a stark illustration of one of the most daunting challenges facing South Korea: its low birthrate. [...]

S. Korea’s Number of Childbirths Continues to Decline in June

S. Korea’s Number of Childbirths Continues to Decline in June

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 [...]

Stories of Couples Opting for Vasectomies Before Marriage Add to Concerns Over Low Birthrate

Stories of Couples Opting for Vasectomies Before Marriage Add to Concerns Over Low Birthrate

BUSAN, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – A conference titled ‘Marriage Is’ was held by the Busan Woman NGO Federation on October 20 in Busan, where 200 men and women of marriageable age, led by an expert from the Busan Women and Family Development Institute (BWFDI), participated in a wide-ranging discussion on the current challenges surrounding [...]

Single-member Households to Become Most Common Dwelling Arrangement in 2045

Single-member Households to Become Most Common Dwelling Arrangement in 2045

SEJONG, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — One-person families will likely become the most common household type in all South Korean cities and provinces in the next 30 years amid the country’s low birthrate and rapidly aging population, government data showed Tuesday. Households consisting of a single member are forecast to account for 36.3 percent of [...]