According to Statistics Korea Wednesday, the number of newborns in April declined 2.2 percent to 22,830 while the number of death increased 1.7 percent to 25,087. Natural population decline continued for 18 consecutive months.
Actor Shin Hyun-joon has welcomed his third child. The actor made the announcement on his Instagram on Thursday. “My lovely daughter was born today,” he wrote alongside a picture of him holding the baby. “My wife and daughter are both healthy...
According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, the number of babies born in January recovered back above 20,000 after falling to a record low of 19,576 in December last year. When compared to the year earlier period, it was down 6.3 percent to 25,003.
Calls for an overhaul of Korea’s adoption system are mounting after a woman in Jeju was caught offering to sell her newborn child through an e-commerce application for 200,000 won ($175).
Singer Gummy gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on Thursday morning, her agency C-JeS Entertainment and her husband Cho Jeong-seok’s agency Jam Entertainment confirmed on Thursday.
Korea’s economically productive population will fall more than 50 percent by 2060 if the current low birth rate lasts, the Korea Economic Research Institute said.