Duc, sequere, aut de via decede!

Chosun Ilbo claims Korea has a “chronically low birthrate”.

September 12th, 2012 . by Errol

“The number of elementary school students in Korea has fallen below the 3-million mark for the first time, reflecting the country’s chronically low birthrate and aging population.

The education ministry said on Tuesday that as of April 1, their number dropped by almost 6 percent on-year, falling to around half the level seen in 1980. This marks the 10th consecutive year that the number has fallen.”

Chosun Ilbo, September 12, 2012

The low birthrate “problem” in Korea – associated with the younger generation of Koreans – is a sensible response to the abandoned children “problem” associated with older generations of Koreans.

“(B)abies born into unprepared (Korean) families are likely to be sent to one of the 30,000 children’s orphanages across the nation where more than 1 million children are currently taken care of.”

The Korea Times, 1 August 2012

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