S. Korean youth population to be halved by 2060

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SEOUL – South Korea’s low birth rate means the size of its youth population – those aged between nine and 24 – will be slashed in half by 2060, a government report warned Monday.

The number of young people peaked at 14 million in 1980, accounting for 36.8 percent of the whole population, census data by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family showed.

Since then, it has steadily declined and stood at 10.2 million last year, or 20.4 percent.

The ministry said the current demographic trend would see that number fall to 9.6 million by 2015, 7.1 million by 2030, 5.9 million by 2050, and just 5.0 million by 2060.

After years of promoting family planning in a crowded nation of 50 million, South Korea has become increasingly alarmed by its rapidly ageing society.

A rising welfare bill and a declining working population is seen as one of the most serious challenges now facing Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

By 2050, South Koreans aged 60 years or over will account for 39 percent of the population, up from 17 percent last year, according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

South Korea’s fertility rate – the average number of children born to a woman over her lifetime – stood at just 1.01 in 2011, compared to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average of 1.71.

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  • generalproblem

    ok matutulad din tayo sa korea mga 20 yers from now may family planning na at saka dumadami ang tomboy at bading sa atin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    That’s what you get with the RH bill. So once this trending happens in our country, scrap the RH bill? Not anymore, this is an irreversible scenario. End of mankind. The catholic church is right after all.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      i am pro libog… bubuntisin ko maraming babae sa korea to help them

      i will do the same in Philippines…. mang bubuntis ako ng marami dito!! yahoo!!! 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

        sa bading?

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      correct…

      when that threshold met…IT BECOMES IRREVERSIBLE…

      sabi pa ng mga pro rh, the church are liars and not scientific…ngayon, llumalabas na ang mga SCIENTIFIC studies THAT AFFIRMED the position of the church…

  • delpillar

    Mauuna ang Japan.
    Mangyayari ito sa taong 2045 to 2050.

    Ang dahilan ay hindi family planning.
    Since 1980, bawat anak ay may ibibigay ang gobyerno na 180US dollar per month na supporta hanggang 3 years old then 100US dollar per month sa anak na 4 to 7 years old.
    Free hospitalization din up to 7 years old kasama na ang gamot at doctors fee, pati na rin ang out-patient consulation ay absolutely free. Lahat ng bakuna ay libre din

    At kahit na ma-diagnose na ang anak mong nasa sinapupunan ay may physical and/or mental disability na, kapag nag-decision  kang hindi-i-abort at ipagpapatuloy pa rin ang pagpapapalaki ay tutulungan ka ng gobyerno para palakihin ang bata with a lot of disability support.

    But in spite of that, pababa ng pababa ang birthrate ng Japan.

    Hindi ito dahil sa family planning.
    Kaya hwag gawing example ang pagpasa ng RH Bill into RH Law na magiging ganito rin ang Pilipinas.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      ganun ba…kaya nga pinasa ng mga pro rh ang rh bill kasi mataas raw ang fertility rate natin…

      so ngaun, sinasabi ninyo, walang kaugnayan ang fertility rate sa RH…LIAR!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MDAWMT3LIDHOCW7ZTSYXZEUQQ4 ghe

    Kasi by 2060 half of Korean Youth population ay nasa Pinas na. Halos lahat ng Korean half filipino by year 2060. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Too much RH Law, or too much Gangnam Style.

  • Kochigachi

    This isn’t negative news btw, it means S.Korea will have highest living standard in entire Asia. S.Korea really only need about 30 million people. 50 million is too much.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      30 million…and how many are the working class compared to the aging class who are already a burden and can no longer contribute to your so-called “highest living standard”….all they do for 30 days is to wait for their pensions…

  • buttones

    Well I guess that means that South Koreans coming to PH as tourists and to learn ‘English’ in our schools will also decline over the next forty eight years; bummer….
    This projection is I assume based on the current trend- who is to say this trend will continue? SK might over those forty eight long years introduce an incentive for people to have more than one child , and can afford the cost as well. So to look into the future that far is a bit wild if you ask me—at some point SK will address the problem, I mean who will make their cars and build their ships? Filipinos?
    I would like to see a forty eight year projection on the economic status of countries, bit silly I know given the fact the world economists never even saw the last economic mess coming, nor the one before that….

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    this trend will soon happen in this country coz of the rh…

    and when this time comes…can a simple aging farmer able to hire a caregiver abroad with a salary of 50 to 100 thousand???

    ito ang nagyari sa europa at america…the youth (working class) declined because of the promition of contraceptives (RH)…the result is…there was a BOOM of caregiving industry to these countries because of many aging population…

    and the question remains…can a simple filipino able to hire a caregiver when they grow old from africa?

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    when that threshold met…IT BECOMES IRREVERSIBLE…
    sabi pa ng mga pro rh, the church are liars and not scientific…ngayon, llumalabas na ang mga SCIENTIFIC studies THAT AFFIRMED the position of the church (which the pro rh called as MEDIEVAL)…

    and these scientific studies affirmed the DEMOGRAPHIC WINTER documentary…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKECOICCSH2KBFZNQII5LGN7C4 Rose Marie

    RH is about protecting our women especially those who belong to the D and E bracket.  The state must give protect its women even if the effect of it is decline in population.  All women have the right to have a child — by choice.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5HKALRICF7V6QM6MYPC5TJCFQ Herbert David

       Haha nagpapatawa ka ba? Ang sabihin mo ang RH Bill is about profiting from the poor women with millions of commissions from condoms and contraceptives by the pharmaceutical makers

  • Che Court

    this is true. catholic church is right. jesus is right.

  • Eduard

    Tama! Matagal nang napatunayan na walang kwenta ang Theory ni Malthus about overpopulation. Wag naman tanga diba?

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