Total fertility rate declines to 0.92, a record low, in 2019

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Total fertility rate declines to 0.92, a record low, in 2019

Korea’s total fertility rate hit an all-time low in 2019, government data showed Wednesday, a clear sign of its population decline down the road.

The country’s total fertility rate, which refers to the average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime, came to 0.92 last year, down from 0.98 a year earlier, according to the data from Statistics Korea.

Last year marked the second consecutive year for the rate to fall below 1. South Korea was the only member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that had a total fertility rate below 1.

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