South Korea's Demographic Implosion

Coping with diminishing fertility

By: Kwang-Hee Jun

Since the 1960s, South Korea's fertility rate has dropped sharply, from 6.0 to 1.75 births per capita in 1995. In 2002, South Korea entered the era of record-low fertility rates, falling even further to below 1.0 under the watch of the current Moon administration. This low fertility rate has resulted in a higher proportion of elderly in…

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