Childbirths in S. Korea down 2.2% in Sept.
Social affairsNov 25, 2020
The number of babies born in South Korea edged down 2.2 percent in September from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, in yet another sign that the country's population is on the verge of a sharp decline. The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that 23,566 babies were born in September, compared with 24,090 tallied in the same month of 2019. It marked the lowest number of newborns for any September since 1981, when the statistics agency started compiling data on newborns on a monthly ba