South Korea has spent a whopping 136 trillion won (US$121 billion) since 2005 to try to boost the birth rate. Photo: Reuters

Birth strike: South Korea wants more babies but women point to discrimination against working mothers

  • Many South Korean firms are reluctant to employ mothers, doubting their commitment to the company and fearing that they will not put in long hours
  • The population of the world’s 11th-largest economy, currently 51 million, is expected to start falling in 2028
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South Korea has spent a whopping 136 trillion won (US$121 billion) since 2005 to try to boost the birth rate. Photo: Reuters
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