Interesting article that came across the wires: according to a report by the Korea Development Institute, the percentage of families giving birth to a second child drops as the work salaries among South Korean women increases (considered a salary increase by at least 10%). Another factor contributing to the decline in 2-children households was also working mothers who preferred providing a higher quality education or living environment rather than having more children. Ironically, the report also suggested that as the salary of men increased, there was a positive correlation with an increase in children in those families.
So what was the final conclusion to the KDI report?
“The government needs to offer tax benefits and a better working environment for working mothers to encourage them to have more children and also increase the economic activity of women,” the institute said in a report.