As cities in Korea's countryside fear extinction due to rapidly aging populations, local governments are coming up with creative policies to attract new residents.
Money alone does not drive up the birthrate, at least according to one academic.
Most Korean cities may not make it into the next century. By 2117, 96.5 percent of Korean cities and districts will likely be extinct, according to a "Low Fertility Rate and Aging Society Audit" released by the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea
The number of households with children under 18 years old fell below 5 million for the first time in 2019 amid a chronically low birthrate, data showed Monday.
The number of babies born in Korea dropped to a new record low in May, data showed Wednesday, in the latest sign that underscores the country's gloomy demographic situation.
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.
A total of 112 Uzbekistanis entered Korea a week ago to work across farms in Yeongyang County, North Gyeongsang, the county office announced Thursday. The Uzbeks came through an official program organized by the government to legally work in Korea...
The number of births in Korea fell 4.3 percent on year to 70,519 in the first quarter, though the number is higher than in the previous three quarters
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.
Three years after getting married, an office worker says she still has no plans to have a child. The 33-year-old said she doesn’t want her children to suffer from chronic social issues such as serious income inequality and high property prices.