South Korea recorded the world's lowest fertility rate again.

The rate has dropped from 1 per woman to 0.81 children per woman recently down three points from the previous year’s record.

A declining population puts a country under immense strain.

 Apart from increased pressure on public spending as demand for the healthcare system and pension rise, a declining youth population also leads to a shortage of labor that impacts the economy.

 If South Korea’s population doesn’t increase there won’t be enough people to grow its economy, look after its aging population, and conscript into its army.

 Raising children in South Korea is expensive, money is of course is a factor.

 Women in Korea are highly educated and yet far from gender equality in terms of pay

Women are forced to choose between careers and children, obviously educated ladies choose carrier first

According to some - “, they are on baby-making strike”