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low fertility problem in our society is so serious that it is now said that we should ask 'why not have children' rather than 'why not to have children'.

As a result, even local governments have emerged that offer free apartment rentals when a child is born.

SBS Social Media Video Mug personally visited whether these policies could be a solution to the low fertility phenomenon.


Baebang-eup, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do Recently, an urban development project was carried out and apartments were built one after another.

[Bakhajeong / Beamer reporters: 5 jeonsegeum some do not get near enough to charter a thousand?]

[Myeongyoungsuk / realtor: the price is these days ...

There is no 5,000-dollar bill at all.]

[Ha-jeong Park/Reporter Beamer: It's okay to have a little more than 100 million, though...


[Myung Young-sook / Realtor: It’s a little bit too much to say that it’s okay to have 100 million won.

(Originally) 20 pyeong was 6,000 or 7,000.

But this is 100 million won.]

By the way, this 600-unit apartment, which is scheduled to be completed in June next year, has a deposit of 50 million won and a monthly rent of 150,000 won (based on 59㎡).

[Chansoo Lim / Deputy Manager of Sales Department of Chungcheongnam-do Development Corporation: (When a child is born) It is because (this project) has been carried out as a part of reducing expenses that are constantly and continuously occurring. If one child is now born, 50% of the support is provided, and when two children are born, the policy is operated in this way.]

This rent reduction benefit is applied only when children are born after moving in.

It is one of the key projects to overcome the low birth rate promoted by the local government.

It is said that you can live for up to 6 years by default, and up to 10 years if you have children.

[Reporter Ha-Jeong Park/Bimmer: Living room, first. It's a model house, so it's all furnished, but when you first walk in, there's a living room, and it's about seven or eight steps from the kitchen to the living room. The bedroom and the dressing room are connected. If you have a baby, maybe this will be like a baby's room, right? (Toilet) How would you measure the area? It is a type A house with the largest acreage. The living space is like this, the master bedroom, the bedroom.]

The situation is about to announce the recruitment of tenants soon, but there are voices of opposition.

[Kang Seong-hyo / Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (father of two children): I don't think it's bad. I think it's good. (Period of residence) Wouldn't 10 years be a little short? House prices are going to go up that much again.]

I hear some regrets.

[Noh Kyung-min / Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (preparatory mother before childbirth): The small size was a disadvantage. Even if only one child is born and raised, the number of square feet is too small. It was excluded because it was too small. Such a policy is good, but I think it would be better for people with existing children to have these benefits.]

Despite the maternity subsidy, infant allowance, parental leave, and the flood of measures, Korea's total fertility rate was 0.84 last year, the lowest in the OECD.

'If you have two children, the rent is 0 won' Can it really be a breakthrough?    

(Video editing: Lee Ki-eun, video coverage: Shin Dong-hwan, design: Ok Ji-soo)