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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #80 on: August 02, 2017, 05:28:35 PM »
On the bright side in a few years NETs may be put up in actual apartments instead of one-rooms. There's always a silver lining.

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2017, 05:41:01 PM »
There was a time when most public school nets were put up in apartments, but it was far from ideal.

Four bedroom two bath apartment, with four random nets, no thanks!

During that time, it was hard enough to navigate Korea without the added drama of roommates.

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« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2017, 06:04:15 PM »
the government is propping up the construction industry

Yup. I live in a small city in the boonies of Korea where the population has been in steady decline for years now, yet more giant cinder block nightmares go up every year. The latest batch are half empty, and there are at least two more large complexes being built. Good thing  for Samsung and Hyundai that they pretty much are the government.

It's still all going to come crashing down sometime not too far off. I've got a house in a residential part of town and my neighbors are 90% retirees. They aren't going to be around that much longer.

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #83 on: August 08, 2017, 12:16:52 AM »
It will keep falling because they refuse to recognize the cultural reasons behind why its falling:

Companies still throw pregnant female workers to the dogs instead of offering maternity leave

Womens rights in Korea just plain suck in general and crybaby Korean millennial men piss and whine about the slightest attempt to better the situation of female workers by complaining of how badly men are oppressed in one of the most male dominated countries on the planet outside of the middle east.

Workers, both male and female get very little free time to have a social life and raise kids. Those that do have kids end up throwing the kids into super expensive hagwons to babysit until they finish work at 9pm/10pm/whenever the gaejosshi boss leaves (be it 1am or 2am)

Mandatory vacation time often goes unused among younger workers, despite supposedly being mandatory because angry butthurt gaejosshi boss who takes 10 golf trips to the Philippines a year will find a reason to fire them if they dare take a 3 day trip mid week to Jeju-do.

The cost of private education and the poor quality of public school education forces you to invest most of your money into your first born, leaving almost nothing for a 2nd or 3rd kid.

the mandatory and rather brutal military service for male children when they come of age makes millennial Koreans who went through it have a strong preference for daughters, or no children while they continue to live in Korea.

Less people are getting married due to the skyrocketing financial cost, while the middle class is collapsing making marriage under current cultural expectations a pipe dream for most.

헬조선

Theres probably a ton more reasons. those were just off the top of my head. Korea is really screwing its future by sticking rigidly to dogma.


Edit: some more.

Plenty of girls refuse to get into relationships these days because they fear that the guy they date will turn out to be one of those psycho stalker types that will refuse point blank to allow them to break up. They are becoming a heck of a lot more common - Korea needs to recognize it has a mental health epidemic on its hands with its young people

Adultery. Why even get into a relationship with someone if theres a good chance that that person is going to have a side girl or guy. Theres little trust between men and women here. No trust = no relationships=no kids.

A good summary.

If they want to stabilize the workforce they have to stop retiring everyone at age 45. Tackling sexism and ageism in hiring practises should be a priority.
Catch my drift?

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #84 on: August 08, 2017, 02:24:56 PM »
It will keep falling because they refuse to recognize the cultural reasons behind why its falling:

Companies still throw pregnant female workers to the dogs instead of offering maternity leave

Womens rights in Korea just plain suck in general and crybaby Korean millennial men piss and whine about the slightest attempt to better the situation of female workers by complaining of how badly men are oppressed in one of the most male dominated countries on the planet outside of the middle east.

Workers, both male and female get very little free time to have a social life and raise kids. Those that do have kids end up throwing the kids into super expensive hagwons to babysit until they finish work at 9pm/10pm/whenever the gaejosshi boss leaves (be it 1am or 2am)

Mandatory vacation time often goes unused among younger workers, despite supposedly being mandatory because angry butthurt gaejosshi boss who takes 10 golf trips to the Philippines a year will find a reason to fire them if they dare take a 3 day trip mid week to Jeju-do.

The cost of private education and the poor quality of public school education forces you to invest most of your money into your first born, leaving almost nothing for a 2nd or 3rd kid.

the mandatory and rather brutal military service for male children when they come of age makes millennial Koreans who went through it have a strong preference for daughters, or no children while they continue to live in Korea.

Less people are getting married due to the skyrocketing financial cost, while the middle class is collapsing making marriage under current cultural expectations a pipe dream for most.

헬조선

Theres probably a ton more reasons. those were just off the top of my head. Korea is really screwing its future by sticking rigidly to dogma.


Edit: some more.

Plenty of girls refuse to get into relationships these days because they fear that the guy they date will turn out to be one of those psycho stalker types that will refuse point blank to allow them to break up. They are becoming a heck of a lot more common - Korea needs to recognize it has a mental health epidemic on its hands with its young people

Adultery. Why even get into a relationship with someone if theres a good chance that that person is going to have a side girl or guy. Theres little trust between men and women here. No trust = no relationships=no kids.

A good summary.

If they want to stabilize the workforce they have to stop retiring everyone at age 45. Tackling sexism and ageism in hiring practises should be a priority.

The summary might explain why the birth rate is low in Korea. However, it does not explain why around pretty much the entire developed world the non-immigrant birth rate is falling dramatically, which I suspect is much more likely to be the reason the Korean birth rate is dropping.

Consumerism, higher education, and "30 is the new 20" I suspect have FAR more to do with it.

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #85 on: August 13, 2017, 04:24:26 PM »
It will keep falling because they refuse to recognize the cultural reasons behind why its falling:

Companies still throw pregnant female workers to the dogs instead of offering maternity leave

Womens rights in Korea just plain suck in general and crybaby Korean millennial men piss and whine about the slightest attempt to better the situation of female workers by complaining of how badly men are oppressed in one of the most male dominated countries on the planet outside of the middle east.

Workers, both male and female get very little free time to have a social life and raise kids. Those that do have kids end up throwing the kids into super expensive hagwons to babysit until they finish work at 9pm/10pm/whenever the gaejosshi boss leaves (be it 1am or 2am)

Mandatory vacation time often goes unused among younger workers, despite supposedly being mandatory because angry butthurt gaejosshi boss who takes 10 golf trips to the Philippines a year will find a reason to fire them if they dare take a 3 day trip mid week to Jeju-do.

The cost of private education and the poor quality of public school education forces you to invest most of your money into your first born, leaving almost nothing for a 2nd or 3rd kid.

the mandatory and rather brutal military service for male children when they come of age makes millennial Koreans who went through it have a strong preference for daughters, or no children while they continue to live in Korea.

Less people are getting married due to the skyrocketing financial cost, while the middle class is collapsing making marriage under current cultural expectations a pipe dream for most.

헬조선

Theres probably a ton more reasons. those were just off the top of my head. Korea is really screwing its future by sticking rigidly to dogma.


Edit: some more.

Plenty of girls refuse to get into relationships these days because they fear that the guy they date will turn out to be one of those psycho stalker types that will refuse point blank to allow them to break up. They are becoming a heck of a lot more common - Korea needs to recognize it has a mental health epidemic on its hands with its young people

Adultery. Why even get into a relationship with someone if theres a good chance that that person is going to have a side girl or guy. Theres little trust between men and women here. No trust = no relationships=no kids.

A good summary.

If they want to stabilize the workforce they have to stop retiring everyone at age 45. Tackling sexism and ageism in hiring practises should be a priority.

The summary might explain why the birth rate is low in Korea. However, it does not explain why around pretty much the entire developed world the non-immigrant birth rate is falling dramatically, which I suspect is much more likely to be the reason the Korean birth rate is dropping.

Consumerism, higher education, and "30 is the new 20" I suspect have FAR more to do with it.

Its a feature of societies modelled after america.

Washington's puppet states have all been manipulated into the same death spiral.

Its the way they rig the economy and destroy the middle class. Impoverishment of the masses, more power to the top 1%.
Imagine your Korea...

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #86 on: August 13, 2017, 04:36:31 PM »
It will keep falling because they refuse to recognize the cultural reasons behind why its falling:

Companies still throw pregnant female workers to the dogs instead of offering maternity leave

Womens rights in Korea just plain suck in general and crybaby Korean millennial men piss and whine about the slightest attempt to better the situation of female workers by complaining of how badly men are oppressed in one of the most male dominated countries on the planet outside of the middle east.

Workers, both male and female get very little free time to have a social life and raise kids. Those that do have kids end up throwing the kids into super expensive hagwons to babysit until they finish work at 9pm/10pm/whenever the gaejosshi boss leaves (be it 1am or 2am)

Mandatory vacation time often goes unused among younger workers, despite supposedly being mandatory because angry butthurt gaejosshi boss who takes 10 golf trips to the Philippines a year will find a reason to fire them if they dare take a 3 day trip mid week to Jeju-do.

The cost of private education and the poor quality of public school education forces you to invest most of your money into your first born, leaving almost nothing for a 2nd or 3rd kid.

the mandatory and rather brutal military service for male children when they come of age makes millennial Koreans who went through it have a strong preference for daughters, or no children while they continue to live in Korea.

Less people are getting married due to the skyrocketing financial cost, while the middle class is collapsing making marriage under current cultural expectations a pipe dream for most.

헬조선

Theres probably a ton more reasons. those were just off the top of my head. Korea is really screwing its future by sticking rigidly to dogma.


Edit: some more.

Plenty of girls refuse to get into relationships these days because they fear that the guy they date will turn out to be one of those psycho stalker types that will refuse point blank to allow them to break up. They are becoming a heck of a lot more common - Korea needs to recognize it has a mental health epidemic on its hands with its young people

Adultery. Why even get into a relationship with someone if theres a good chance that that person is going to have a side girl or guy. Theres little trust between men and women here. No trust = no relationships=no kids.

A good summary.

If they want to stabilize the workforce they have to stop retiring everyone at age 45. Tackling sexism and ageism in hiring practises should be a priority.

The summary might explain why the birth rate is low in Korea. However, it does not explain why around pretty much the entire developed world the non-immigrant birth rate is falling dramatically, which I suspect is much more likely to be the reason the Korean birth rate is dropping.

Consumerism, higher education, and "30 is the new 20" I suspect have FAR more to do with it.

Its a feature of societies modelled after america.

Washington's puppet states have all been manipulated into the same death spiral.

Its the way they rig the economy and destroy the middle class. Impoverishment of the masses, more power to the top 1%.

Actually the US is about the only country in the Western world that is reproducing itself- ie has a birth rate above 2.

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #87 on: August 13, 2017, 06:27:17 PM »
It will keep falling because they refuse to recognize the cultural reasons behind why its falling:

Companies still throw pregnant female workers to the dogs instead of offering maternity leave

Womens rights in Korea just plain suck in general and crybaby Korean millennial men piss and whine about the slightest attempt to better the situation of female workers by complaining of how badly men are oppressed in one of the most male dominated countries on the planet outside of the middle east.

Workers, both male and female get very little free time to have a social life and raise kids. Those that do have kids end up throwing the kids into super expensive hagwons to babysit until they finish work at 9pm/10pm/whenever the gaejosshi boss leaves (be it 1am or 2am)

Mandatory vacation time often goes unused among younger workers, despite supposedly being mandatory because angry butthurt gaejosshi boss who takes 10 golf trips to the Philippines a year will find a reason to fire them if they dare take a 3 day trip mid week to Jeju-do.

The cost of private education and the poor quality of public school education forces you to invest most of your money into your first born, leaving almost nothing for a 2nd or 3rd kid.

the mandatory and rather brutal military service for male children when they come of age makes millennial Koreans who went through it have a strong preference for daughters, or no children while they continue to live in Korea.

Less people are getting married due to the skyrocketing financial cost, while the middle class is collapsing making marriage under current cultural expectations a pipe dream for most.

헬조선

Theres probably a ton more reasons. those were just off the top of my head. Korea is really screwing its future by sticking rigidly to dogma.


Edit: some more.

Plenty of girls refuse to get into relationships these days because they fear that the guy they date will turn out to be one of those psycho stalker types that will refuse point blank to allow them to break up. They are becoming a heck of a lot more common - Korea needs to recognize it has a mental health epidemic on its hands with its young people

Adultery. Why even get into a relationship with someone if theres a good chance that that person is going to have a side girl or guy. Theres little trust between men and women here. No trust = no relationships=no kids.

A good summary.

If they want to stabilize the workforce they have to stop retiring everyone at age 45. Tackling sexism and ageism in hiring practises should be a priority.

The summary might explain why the birth rate is low in Korea. However, it does not explain why around pretty much the entire developed world the non-immigrant birth rate is falling dramatically, which I suspect is much more likely to be the reason the Korean birth rate is dropping.

Consumerism, higher education, and "30 is the new 20" I suspect have FAR more to do with it.

Its a feature of societies modelled after america.

Washington's puppet states have all been manipulated into the same death spiral.

Its the way they rig the economy and destroy the middle class. Impoverishment of the masses, more power to the top 1%.

Actually the US is about the only country in the Western world that is reproducing itself- ie has a birth rate above 2.

Actually, the USA is below 2.01.

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #88 on: August 13, 2017, 10:39:25 PM »
It will keep falling because they refuse to recognize the cultural reasons behind why its falling:

Companies still throw pregnant female workers to the dogs instead of offering maternity leave

Womens rights in Korea just plain suck in general and crybaby Korean millennial men piss and whine about the slightest attempt to better the situation of female workers by complaining of how badly men are oppressed in one of the most male dominated countries on the planet outside of the middle east.

Workers, both male and female get very little free time to have a social life and raise kids. Those that do have kids end up throwing the kids into super expensive hagwons to babysit until they finish work at 9pm/10pm/whenever the gaejosshi boss leaves (be it 1am or 2am)

Mandatory vacation time often goes unused among younger workers, despite supposedly being mandatory because angry butthurt gaejosshi boss who takes 10 golf trips to the Philippines a year will find a reason to fire them if they dare take a 3 day trip mid week to Jeju-do.

The cost of private education and the poor quality of public school education forces you to invest most of your money into your first born, leaving almost nothing for a 2nd or 3rd kid.

the mandatory and rather brutal military service for male children when they come of age makes millennial Koreans who went through it have a strong preference for daughters, or no children while they continue to live in Korea.

Less people are getting married due to the skyrocketing financial cost, while the middle class is collapsing making marriage under current cultural expectations a pipe dream for most.

헬조선

Theres probably a ton more reasons. those were just off the top of my head. Korea is really screwing its future by sticking rigidly to dogma.


Edit: some more.

Plenty of girls refuse to get into relationships these days because they fear that the guy they date will turn out to be one of those psycho stalker types that will refuse point blank to allow them to break up. They are becoming a heck of a lot more common - Korea needs to recognize it has a mental health epidemic on its hands with its young people

Adultery. Why even get into a relationship with someone if theres a good chance that that person is going to have a side girl or guy. Theres little trust between men and women here. No trust = no relationships=no kids.

A good summary.



Its a feature of societies modelled after america.

Washington's puppet states have all been manipulated into the same death spiral.

Its the way they rig the economy and destroy the middle class. Impoverishment of the masses, more power to the top 1%.

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Today, Russia's population is approximately 143 million. The United States Census Bureau estimates that Russia's population will decline from the current 143 million to a mere 111 million by 2050, a loss of more than 30 million people and a decrease of more than 20%.

Russia is a US puppet state? And what's that about the middle class?

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Unfortunately, from a purely economic point of view, Russian society today more strongly resembles Brazilian society than that of the United States. In both Brazil and Russia, a very few own a lot — and many own nothing at all.

The wealthiest 10% in Russia, for example, earn nearly 40% of the national income. While not quite as bad as the 48% that Brazil’s wealthiest 10% take home, it is a full third more than the share of income that America’s top earners receive (31%).

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #89 on: August 13, 2017, 11:21:38 PM »
First, gogators, learn how to format your posts.


Second, Russia has an increasing birth rate. So educate yourself before you attempt rational discussion.

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Russia's rising birth rate gives new life to healthcare providers

Reuters

* Women's healthcare provider benefits as birth rate grows

* Plans to invest 5.3 bln roubles in 2017, up from 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/russia-md-medical-group-results-idUSL5N1GX2AU


Third: Where does your quote come from? CNN?

Russia and Brazil are both targets of intense adverse propaganda by the globalist owned mainstream western media ... because they are independent states that  manage their own economies and foreign policy. 

Conversely, Washingtons vassals get patted on the back or ignored by the MSM no matter how awful their governments are.

Ever wondered why there is a western media blackout about the atrocities in Bahrain?
 http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/08/27/481966/Bahrain-prison-sitin-Sheikh-Isa-Qassim-US-Saudi-Arabia
America turns a blind eye because they have a pact with the royal family to keep their naval base there.


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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #90 on: August 14, 2017, 01:26:46 AM »
First, gogators, learn how to format your posts.


Second, Russia has an increasing birth rate. So educate yourself before you attempt rational discussion.

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Russia's rising birth rate gives new life to healthcare providers

Reuters

* Women's healthcare provider benefits as birth rate grows

* Plans to invest 5.3 bln roubles in 2017, up from 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/russia-md-medical-group-results-idUSL5N1GX2AU


Third: Where does your quote come from? CNN?

Russia and Brazil are both targets of intense adverse propaganda by the globalist owned mainstream western media ... because they are independent states that  manage their own economies and foreign policy. 

Conversely, Washingtons vassals get patted on the back or ignored by the MSM no matter how awful their governments are.

Ever wondered why there is a western media blackout about the atrocities in Bahrain?
 http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/08/27/481966/Bahrain-prison-sitin-Sheikh-Isa-Qassim-US-Saudi-Arabia
America turns a blind eye because they have a pact with the royal family to keep their naval base there.
Good for russia, at least for a few years, but how long can the state afford to pay people to have babies? Especially when the lifespan for men is only 64 years.

And RE Brazil etc., the ol' fake news ruse--nice try , but no ceegar.

Bahrain gets plenty of bad press. "Bahrain human rights abuses" gets 422,000 hits. There was quite a lot of criticism of the UCI for approving a Bahrain team for the World Tour, for example.

The only blind eye here is yours.


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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #91 on: August 14, 2017, 11:59:02 AM »
Second, Russia has an increasing birth rate.
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Russia's rising birth rate gives new life to healthcare providers
Reuters
This is true: Russian birthrates have been on the rise since the mid-90s, although when one looks at birthrates over the last 50 years, Russian birthrates have declined drastically.

More importantly, it looks like Russian deathrates have decreased recently, which is probably the biggest contributor to the reversal of the negative population growth trend in the 1990's and 2000's

A serious issue in Russia at the moment (with respect to population) is high emigration and the associated "brain-drain". If Russia wants to sustain or increase its growth-rate (currently at a very low 0.19%), then it needs to do something about this.



Although, frankly, I think more work should be done on shifting national economic models  away from the very 1950's idea of "more babies = better economy". I think 7.2 billion souls on this planet is more than enough.  :undecided:
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« Reply #92 on: August 14, 2017, 01:51:21 PM »
Good for russia, at least for a few years, but how long can the state afford to pay people to have babies? Especially when the lifespan for men is only 64 years.

The cost of raising babies would be far less than the cost of social security and health care if men had a life expectancy beyond 64 years of age.

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« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2017, 02:31:21 PM »
Why are Russian men dying so young?

Actually I taught Russian adult students at the place I worked back home. About 24~45 age group. The men seemed so.....furious. Always so down or angry. One of them had his wife at the school too. She ended up running off with a Spanish fella. Cant say i blame her. I can say, I literally never saw her husband smile.
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« Reply #94 on: August 14, 2017, 02:38:01 PM »
Russian men are drunk all the time. Russian women basically run the whole country.

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #95 on: August 14, 2017, 02:56:33 PM »
Why are Russian men dying so young?

Actually I taught Russian adult students at the place I worked back home. About 24~45 age group. The men seemed so.....furious. Always so down or angry. One of them had his wife at the school too. She ended up running off with a Spanish fella. Cant say i blame her. I can say, I literally never saw her husband smile.

Generally, Russians only smile when they have a reason.  As the Russian proverb goes,  'Laughter without reason is a sign of stupidity'. 

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« Reply #96 on: August 14, 2017, 03:03:57 PM »
That's fine. But whats with all the frowning?

There were a few that were nice, and the females were far more normal. They didnt seem to have problem with showing happy emotion. One guy started an IT company in NZ and got some big contract and is, or seems to be by his facebook posts, a very very rich man now. He was always a good guy.

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« Reply #97 on: August 14, 2017, 04:43:31 PM »
Good for russia, at least for a few years, but how long can the state afford to pay people to have babies? Especially when the lifespan for men is only 64 years.

The cost of raising babies would be far less than the cost of social security and health care if men had a life expectancy beyond 64 years of age.
Eugenics--that's the ticket! No wonder you're in tune with trump and his white shirts.

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« Reply #98 on: August 14, 2017, 07:59:40 PM »
Good for russia, at least for a few years, but how long can the state afford to pay people to have babies? Especially when the lifespan for men is only 64 years.

The cost of raising babies would be far less than the cost of social security and health care if men had a life expectancy beyond 64 years of age.
Eugenics--that's the ticket! No wonder you're in tune with trump and his white shirts.

This wasn't an advocacy of policy, it was simply stating that your claim that the lower life expectancy of Russia would result in economic difficulties vs. the birth rate.

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Re: South Korea birth rate plunges to record low
« Reply #99 on: August 19, 2017, 02:37:53 AM »
It will keep falling because they refuse to recognize the cultural reasons behind why its falling:

Companies still throw pregnant female workers to the dogs instead of offering maternity leave

Womens rights in Korea just plain suck in general and crybaby Korean millennial men piss and whine about the slightest attempt to better the situation of female workers by complaining of how badly men are oppressed in one of the most male dominated countries on the planet outside of the middle east.

Workers, both male and female get very little free time to have a social life and raise kids. Those that do have kids end up throwing the kids into super expensive hagwons to babysit until they finish work at 9pm/10pm/whenever the gaejosshi boss leaves (be it 1am or 2am)

Mandatory vacation time often goes unused among younger workers, despite supposedly being mandatory because angry butthurt gaejosshi boss who takes 10 golf trips to the Philippines a year will find a reason to fire them if they dare take a 3 day trip mid week to Jeju-do.

The cost of private education and the poor quality of public school education forces you to invest most of your money into your first born, leaving almost nothing for a 2nd or 3rd kid.

the mandatory and rather brutal military service for male children when they come of age makes millennial Koreans who went through it have a strong preference for daughters, or no children while they continue to live in Korea.

Less people are getting married due to the skyrocketing financial cost, while the middle class is collapsing making marriage under current cultural expectations a pipe dream for most.

헬조선

Theres probably a ton more reasons. those were just off the top of my head. Korea is really screwing its future by sticking rigidly to dogma.


Edit: some more.

Plenty of girls refuse to get into relationships these days because they fear that the guy they date will turn out to be one of those psycho stalker types that will refuse point blank to allow them to break up. They are becoming a heck of a lot more common - Korea needs to recognize it has a mental health epidemic on its hands with its young people

Adultery. Why even get into a relationship with someone if theres a good chance that that person is going to have a side girl or guy. Theres little trust between men and women here. No trust = no relationships=no kids.

A good summary.

If they want to stabilize the workforce they have to stop retiring everyone at age 45. Tackling sexism and ageism in hiring practises should be a priority.

The summary might explain why the birth rate is low in Korea. However, it does not explain why around pretty much the entire developed world the non-immigrant birth rate is falling dramatically, which I suspect is much more likely to be the reason the Korean birth rate is dropping.

Consumerism, higher education, and "30 is the new 20" I suspect have FAR more to do with it.

Still defending mother Korea with all your heart, eh?
The stats don't lie, even if you wish they did.

Korea's fertility rate is considerably lower than the rest of the first world. Most countries hang around the 1.5 mark. Korea hangs around 1.25. Only Portugal, one of the economically devastated PIGS countries, is worse. Singapore, a nation which has an almost identical work culture and identical outlook on females in the workforce, shares a fertility rate with Korea.  Even Japan, once the sad panda of first world fertility rates, manages to fare better than Korea thanks to having marginally better conditions for female workers and a slightly better education environment for kids.
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Away an bile yer heid ya numpty,ye dinnae ken whit yer talkin aboot.

 

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