» 09/09/2006, 00.00
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Seoul: New employment system favours part-timers
The government is seeking to rein in the country's low birth rate by offering incentives to mothers and part-timers . Grants will be provided for businesses who take up the plan.
26/02/2010 SOUTH KOREA
South Korea has world’s lowest birth rate
For the second consecutive year, the number of births declined from 466,000 in 2008 to 445,000 in 2009. The fertility rate among women 15 to 49 now stands at 1.14, a drop of .04 per cent. The net result is an aging population, a trend that will inevitably affect the country’s welfare system.
23/11/2006 SOUTH KOREA
Korean women prefer career to family
This was revealed in a survey commissioned by the Health Ministry of Seoul that is doing its utmost to make the country aware of the serious consequences of an extremely low birth rate and aging population.
25/11/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea’s birth rate up in wake of Papal visit
The government data for the last six months show an increase in the birth rate of 2.2%: still too little, but the phenomenon seems set to improve. The Catholic Church has always been at the forefront in the battle against the "de-humanizing" culture of an economy that pushes couples to avoid having children.
12/06/2004 SOUTH KOREA
Education and child care facilities in parishes to help working parents
06/04/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Korean bishops: “With Christ’s resurrection, let us fight against the culture of death”.
The bishops publish Easter Messages for their diocese, underscoring the pain caused by the government’s policies on abortion and embryonic research.
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