Thomas Anderson and Hans-Peter Kohler say social and economic barriers in South Korea contribute to aging population

NIA Aging Centers News Reference

A recent report in South Korea projects a sharp decrease in population over the next few generations and a national population of zero by 2750. What's going on? Thomas Anderson and Hans-Peter Kohler's research suggests that South Korea's changing age structure can be attributed to "steadfast parental drive to have competitive and successful children." This requires huge personal and financial inputs that fosters low birth rates by favoring "quality over quantity"

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Hans-Peter Kohler (U-Penn)

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"Why South Korea predicts its end will come in 2750" - Washington Post. 9/30/2014.

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