Addressing the problem
In his address, Ambassador Penone urged the South Korean government to act fast in raising the low birth rate to see a tangible outcome in 20 years. France saw a hike in its birth rate over the past 20 years, from 1.65 births per woman in 1993 to 2.01 in 2012. Korea’s birth rate recorded last year was 1.24, a figure that has alarmed the government. [CHO MOON-GYU]
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