Sex Crisis in South Korea Increasingly Serious, Population Threatened Lifestyle – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – A number of countries in the world, including South Korea (South Korea), are experiencing a population threat due to the increasing number of people who do not want to marry and have children.

Launching from The Korea Herald, a report on Friday (15/12/2023) found that the number of young South Koreans interested in getting married and having children continues to decline drastically. Based on various survey data and research on South Korean society, Statistics Korea found that only 27.5 percent of women in their 20s had a positive view of marriage.

According to the same report, positive views of marriage among young women are the lowest among all age groups. Apart from that, this figure is also significantly lower when compared to 41.9 percent of men of the same age.

In 2008, as many as 52.9 percent of women in their 20s still had positive reactions to marriage. Thus, this large decline occurred over a period of 14 years.

Apart from that, around 31.8 percent of female respondents in their 30s still stated that marriage was a positive thing. However, this figure also dropped drastically when compared to data in 2008, namely 51.5 percent.

“Women in all age groups tend to view marriage less positively than men,” the report said The Korea Heraldquoted Monday (18/12/2023).

“For both genders, older age groups are more likely to view marriage as less important than younger groups. 74.9 percent of men in their 60s say they should get married, while 68.7 percent of women the same age think so ,” the report continued.

Even though the numbers are not as low as those of women, the tendency for young men in Ginseng Country to marry has also decreased drastically from 2008 to 2022.

According to data, in 2008 around 71.9 percent of men in their 20s gave a positive reaction to marriage. However, in 2022, only 41.9 percent of young men gave a positive view of this sacred thing in life.

From 2008 to 2022, men in the 30-39 year age group who viewed marriage positively decreased quite drastically, namely from 69.7 percent to 48.7 percent.

Reasons why South Koreans don’t want to get married and have children

One of the biggest reasons Koreans surveyed tend to be reluctant to get married is “lack of funds”. This was found in survey results in all age groups.

As many as 32.7 percent of respondents were in their 20s; 33.7 percent of respondents were in their 30s; 23.8 percent of respondents were in their 40s; 25.7 percent of respondents were in their 50s; and 30.3 percent of respondents aged 60 years and over admitted that they did not get married because they did not have enough money.

In addition, the report also shows that the younger generation increasingly prefers non-traditional ways of life from 2015 to 2020.

In 2015, as many as 39.1 percent of people in their 20s and 30s considered that living alone was a positive thing. Meanwhile, this number increased to 47.7 percent in 2020.

Then, the percentage of the 20 and 30 year old group who tend to want to live together without getting married also jumped, namely from 25.9 percent to 40.6 percent in a five year period.

Apart from that, positive perceptions towards couples who do not have children also increased, namely from 27.7 percent to 44.1 percent in the same age group. Finally, as many as 20.7 percent of respondents viewed positively having children without getting married. This figure has increased compared to 11.1 percent in 2015.

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