[ExI] Photos show how South Korea's plummeting birth rate has left hundreds of abandoned and crumbling schools throughout the country

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 16:20:40 UTC 2021

One way to combat this: develop and deploy tech to substantially reduce the
resource and labor requirements of raising a child.

Another, nearer-term method is resource redistribution politics, in this
case called "natalist politics".  This is sometimes a side effect of other
politics; for example, reducing homelessness increases those who want to
have children (presence of secure housing being one of the factors
influencing desire to have children).

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 8:03 AM John Grigg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> "This year, the country recorded a grim new milestone: 2021 was the first
> time
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/world/asia/south-korea-population.html> in
> the country's recorded history that the number of deaths outpaced the
> number of births.
> Data from the World Bank
> <https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.GROW?locations=KR> shows the
> country's annual population growth rate has fallen steadily over the last
> 60 years, dropping from 2.96% growth in 1961 to 0.13% growth in 2020."
> https://www.insider.com/south-korea-birth-rate-abandoned-schools-photos-2021-7#not-all-provinces-are-leaving-their-abandoned-school-buildings-in-decay-and-disrepair-7
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