Korea’s childbirth in decline for 17 straight months

South Korea’s birthrate has declined for a 17th month in a row. According to Statistics Korea, about 30-thousand babies were born in April, which marks a 13-point-6 percent drop from the same month last year. The birth rate has been falling every month since December 2015… when it rose by 3-point-4 percent. The latest figure […]

S. Korea’s childbirth rate drops despite government’s effort

Despite the Korean government’s best efforts to boost the nation’s chronically-low birthrate,… the number of babies born here continues to decline. According to Statistics Korea… around 98-thousand babies were born in the first three months of this year. That’s a more than twelve percent drop compared to the same period a year ago. By way […]

Korea on course for record-low childbirth and marriage rates in 2016

Korea is on course this year to record its lowest-ever numbers of new marriages and childbirths. According to Statistics Korea, in the first nine months of this year, 317-thousand babies were born,… a decline of 5 percent from the same period last year. A similar trend was seen in the marriage rate… as 205-thousand couples […]