"I was a retired salaryman who had started working as the head of management at an apartment in Seoul when I saw a drone spraying disinfectants over trees on the news," says Kang Ho-sik, a 62-year-old. "I decided to attend a drone academy in order...
Scrambling to boost the country's birthrate, major cities in Korea are doling out significant cash incentives for their residents.
Kim Yeong-hee, a mother of a 16-year-old living in Deokjeok Island, Incheon, is worried that her daughter may not have a high school to attend next year after many schools have recently closed down.
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.
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 incoming president of the Korea Pension Association warned that the national pension system in its current state could be viewed like a Ponzi scheme — especially by the younger generations that will have to keep it going.
For the first time, Korea saw a natural decline in its population as the number of newborns fell and the number of people dying rose. The decline is expected to accelerate as the Covid-19 pandemic has an impact in marriages.
Korea’s registered population dropped some 20,000 in 2020, marking the first-ever annual fall, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced on Sunday. Korea’s registered population on the last day of 2020 amounted to 51,829,023, just 20,838...
To encourage people to have babies, the government will pay monthly allowances of 300,000 won ($274) for every newborn and 1-year-old starting in 2022 — which will be raised to 500,000 won in 2025.
By paying less than 300,000 won ($260) a month, Sweden's elderly citizens have access to daily care at home, including cleaning, shopping for groceries, help with hygiene matters and taking a walk outside. "The list of services can grow longer...