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South Korean city turns to matchmaking to boost low birthrates

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By Soo-hyang Choi

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SKoreans still believe marriage is needed to have sex without condoms and not being on the pill.

Those participants surely for most just want to have a partner and sex, not children.

Give having and taking care of your own children high privileges, that will solve the issue.

As for now, body surgery, luxury cars, branded clothing, and no time for personal relaxation (work first and ladies' choice) leads to such situation.

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South Korean women by majority do not want marriage or children, they are sick and tired of that countries patriarchal society.........and who can blame them?

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That country is headed towards extinction.

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opheliajadefeldtToday 02:40 pm JST

South Korean women by majority do not want marriage or children, they are sick and tired of that countries patriarchal society.........and who can blame them?

Should be an interesting test case for all of the OECD countries, then.

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Japan's declining birthrate is not as dramatic as it is in other countries.

South Korea's problem with the declining birthrate can actually be solved by reducing abortions.

As long as there is an environment where women can easily raise children, there is no particular problem.

I think they may be worried about their income and may need help finding employment.

However, unlike Japan, the future of the Korean economy is quite uncertain.

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Agent_NeoDec. 2 06:59 pm JST

Japan's declining birthrate is not as dramatic as it is in other countries.

But it is still a huge problem when not coupled with immigration.

South Korea's problem with the declining birthrate can actually be solved by reducing abortions.

Let us know how that is accomplished without making them illegal. The goal is to get people having more babies willingly, not have forced pregnancies.

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If I'm reading her name tag right and that caption with the picture on the top of this article, that actually reads " I Yu Mi, if my Korean hangul reading is correct.

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Keep in mind that for South Korea, Japan and other industrialized economies, they have never been richer and women have never had more rights and freedom. Therefore, to suggest that spending more money on pregnancy support or child support will increase population growth will not in my opinion make any difference. Rich and free women don't want to have kids and simple bribes will not work. Just accept that South Korea will no longer exist in 2 generations.

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Redemption, you are right.

Women's absolute freedom comes with a price to pay.

The cultural stigma about having sex is also an issue I can't understand. Sex should be the most precious sharing between individuals and promoted and praised at every level.

Make love (and its consequences) not war.

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