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South Korea's fertility rate falls to record low

Aug 29, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- People in South Korea are having fewer babies and that's a problem.

The country's total fertility rate last year fell to its lowest since records began, the government said on Wednesday.

The total fertility rate measures the average number of children a woman will have in her lifetime. In 2018, this dropped to 0.98 -- or less than one baby per woman, and a drop from the previous year's rate of 1.05.

This means 8.7% fewer babies were born in South Korea in 2018 com...