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Therefore, there are real consequences of marriage forgone.
South Korea is among the countries with the lowest fertility in the world.
Recently, the South Korean government has passed a law which cut the maximum weekly hours to 52, down from 68, hoping that Koreans could still have some personal life after work.
It is rare for single women to have children: 1.5 per cent of births were to unmarried mothers in Korea, as compared to the overall OECD average of 36.3 per cent.
Women take on a much greater share of the housework and childcare burden and are chiefly responsible for their children’s educational success.
In 2017, Koreans worked an average of 2,024 hours per year, 200 hours less than they did in the previous decade.
To put this number into perspective, Canadians worked 300 hours less a year than Koreans and the French, who are even better at work-life balance, worked 500 fewer hours.
As a result, for many women, being married is no longer an attractive option.
With diminishing returns to gender-specialized marriage for highly educated women, they are likely to delay or forgo marriage.
Countries need about 2.1 children per woman to sustain their population. South Korean women will likely soon have the highest female life expectancy; South Korean women born in 2030 are expected to live longer than 90 years.