South Korea's fertility rate falls to lowest in the world

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South Korea's fertility rate falls to lowest in the world
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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s fertility rate fell to the lowest in the world last year, data showed on Wednesday, as uncertainty over the coronavirus discouraged couples from marrying and having children.
The number of expected babies per South Korean woman fell to 0.84 in 2020, dropping further from the country’s previous record low of 0.92 a year earlier, the official annual reading from the Statistics Korea showed.
That is the lowest among over 180 member countries of the World Bank, and far below 1.73 in the United States and 1.42 in Japan.
The grim milestone comes after the population fell for the first time ever last year.
Asia’s fourth-largest economy is the fastest aging country in the OECD. The government has failed to reverse the falling birth rate despite spending billions of dollars each year on childcare subsidies and maternity leave support.
The nation’s capital Seoul logged the lowest birth rate of 0.64.

 

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That’s too effin low, Japan’s population aging crisis is discussed a lot, but South Korea’s problem is growing very fast. Expect them to allow immigration as well, that’s why they are doing everything to promote their soft power.
 

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The number of expected babies per South Korean woman fell to 0.84 in 2020, dropping further from the country’s previous record low of 0.92 a year earlier
Means a large portion of couples don't have kids. It would mean that once next generation grows pensioners will outnumber earners by a factor of multiple times.

That'd be a terrible economic collapse.
 

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Means a large portion of couples don't have kids. It would mean that once next generation grows pensioners will outnumber earners by a factor of multiple times.

That'd be a terrible economic collapse.
That’s why RoK is promoting BTS and K-pop K-dramas to increase their soft power, so that immigration can be promoted. But it won’t be an issue for them as they are the most robot-ised country when it comes to manufacturing.
 

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That’s why RoK is promoting BTS and K-pop K-dramas to increase their soft power, so that immigration can be promoted. But it won’t be an issue for them as they are the most robot-ised country when it comes to manufacturing.
That would require leveling of incomes of domestising of robots. ROK is an unequal society. South Korea has largest population poor old people. Since they can't earn.
 

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That would require leveling of incomes of domestising of robots. ROK is an unequal society. South Korea has largest population poor old people. Since they can't earn.
They already are tring the universal basic income type of stuff.
 

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Being far ahead of rest of the world, they are going to become an example for others about what to do (or what not to do) in such an emergency.
Well it can help India in getting manufacturing investments from South Korea, will help us and them as well. Considering Japan, China and Korea are greying economies, they’ll most likely find alternates for manufacturing.
 

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Different fertility rates across India makes declining fertility rates a bigger issue for us as it influences the amount of seats a state will send to parliament.

This will open a whole new can of worms of North South separatism.

Soithern states should stop all population control measures and bihar and UP should be industrialised this decade.
 

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Different fertility rates across India makes declining fertility rates a bigger issue for us as it influences the amount of seats a state will send to parliament.

This will open a whole new can of worms of North South separatism.

Soithern states should stop all population control measures and bihar and UP should be industrialised this decade.
UP already is going 2 per mom.
 
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Different fertility rates across India makes declining fertility rates a bigger issue for us as it influences the amount of seats a state will send to parliament.

This will open a whole new can of worms of North South separatism.

Soithern states should stop all population control measures and bihar and UP should be industrialised this decade.
We’ll also have to throw away communism from Kerala as well by the end of this decade.
 

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Well, even Indian Muslims and Christians have a not so high fertility rate of 2.8-2.9.
Rest of India is already running near or below replacement. 2.0 to even 1.7.
Religious Demographic at risk
 

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