China News Service, February 26. According to foreign media reports, on the 26th, South Korean authorities announced that South Korea's birth rate reached a record low.
According to reports, South Korea has one of the longest life expectancy countries in the world and one of the lowest birth rates. In 2019, South Korea has a population of 51 million, but only 300,000 babies were born. According to the Korean Bureau of Statistics, a total of 303,100 babies were born in 2019, a 7.3% decrease from the previous year.
Faced with the heavy burden of childcare and the related professional setbacks, Korean women are increasingly reluctant to be mothers. South Korea's fertility rate-the number of children a woman expects to have in her lifetime-fell to 0.92, falling below 1 for the second year in a row, well below the 2.1 needed to maintain population stability.
Since 2006, the South Korean government has spent more than 180 trillion won to increase the birth rate, but by 2067, the South Korean population is expected to fall to 39 million, at which time the average age of the Koreans will be 62.