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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on January 27th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Picture of the Day: More Babies Born In Korea

A nurse holds a newborn in her arms at an obstetrics hospital in Seoul’s Jung Ward on Jan. 25, 2013. The presidential commission on birth rate and aging society said the same day that the country’s fertility rate is believed to have risen to 1.3 children per woman in 2012. The fertility rate is the average number of children born to a woman during her lifetime. The rate needs to be at over 2.01 for the population to grow, but South Korea’s fertility rate has remained below that level since 1983, dipping to as low as 1.08 in 2005. (Yonhap)

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  • Brian
    6:05 pm on January 27th, 2013 1

    Hopefully this is a sign of improvement.

  • tbonetylr
    6:46 pm on January 27th, 2013 2

    “The presidential commission on birth rate and aging society said the same day that the country’s fertility rate is believed to have risen to 1.3 children per woman in 2012.”

    Does this(.3) mean that after having the baby the good avg. mother immediately gets pregnant again and is on her way to having another baby after only 6 more months?

  • Setnaffa
    7:21 pm on January 27th, 2013 3

    tbonetylr is as willfully ignorant as the “Obama gonna pay my mortgage” woman… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_fertility_rate

  • Setnaffa
    7:22 pm on January 27th, 2013 4

    “The fertility rate is the average number of children born to a woman during her lifetime.”

  • Bobby Ray
    8:09 pm on January 27th, 2013 5

    Brian what kind of improvement is you thinking about? 50 million people jammed into a concrete jungle the size of Indiana not nuff for you?

  • kushibo
    12:33 am on January 28th, 2013 6

    Bobby Ray, you make a good point. The problem is that we don’t appear to have the technology to have an elderly retired population taken care of by only a handful of workers per pensioner.

    If someone could solve that issue, they’ll win the Nobel Prize.

  • Conway Eastwood
    3:43 am on January 28th, 2013 7

    Ain’t they a little crowded in the good ol’ R.O. of K?

  • Bobby Ray
    8:00 am on January 28th, 2013 8

    Well I reckon I aint gone win no nobel prize with none of that there soylent green. My professor friend he got himself a pretty nice laboratory with all sorts of bells and whistles. I wonder if I could whip up a batch of that flu and spread it around in the air vents of retirement homes and social security offices. That probably make me some kind of war criminal rather than nobel hero so I best not do that. Im plum out of ideas. I guess have more babies and let the next generation worry about it. Thats their problem as long as they take care of me. Heck that there thinking works for the American budget.

  • guitard
    8:04 am on January 28th, 2013 9

    Conway Eastwood wrote:

    Ain’t they a little crowded in the good ol’ R.O. of K?

    The big cities are crowded – but there are thousands of square miles of rural, undeveloped areas in Korea. Problem is – Koreans mostly dream of wanting to live Gangnam Style in Seoul.

  • Bobby Ray
    9:32 am on January 28th, 2013 10

    Say there Guitard with Korea having sewage and garbage problems and all sorts of dependent on foreign food and energy as it is, after you fill up them thousands of square miles with cold and hungry people having lots of babies what exactly is your plan for keeping them alive?

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