South Korea

A bleak future for boys in China, India and South Korea

Michael Cook | 18 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, gendercide, India, sex selective abortion, son preference, South Korea
Just backing up a post by Marcus Roberts the other day, the Canadian Medical Association Journal has just published an article which claims that it will be decades before the natural sex-ratio is restored in parts of India, China and South Korea because of sex-selective abortion and son preference.

Children enlisted to care for South Korea’s old and mentally frail

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, dementia, South Korea
How good are your children at relating to their grandparents? How would they respond if granny developed Alzheimer’s? These questions beg an even bigger one: how will societies with an average of 2 or less children per woman cope with a burgeoning elderly population and a growing worldwide epidemic of dementia? South Korea has come up with answers in a remarkable campaign.

As Army shrinks, South Korea to recruit women soldiers

Michael Cook | 04 December 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: military, shortages, South Korea
From 2011 South Korea may start recruiting women volunteers for its Army to make up for its growing shortage of young men.

South Korea reluctantly becoming more diverse

Michael Cook | 03 December 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: bride shortage, South Korea
With the world's second-lowest birth rate and a gender imbalance to boot because of sex-selective abortions, South Korean men are going overseas to find brides. The growing number of mixed marriages is creating worrying social problems for the goverrnment. According to the New York Times, hundreds of thousands of women have migrated in recent years, mostly to marry men in rural areas. Most of them come from China, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Africa passes billion mark

Michael Cook | 23 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Africa, South Korea
A few interesting figures from the United Nations Population Fund report stand out.

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