Seol Han-ki, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the rate of unmarried women and women who think they should marry has dropped in the past eight years, fearing that it will be more difficult to cope with the already dire situation of low fertility.
According to the "Low Vision Fertility Vision (Draft)" by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs, and "Social Survey Results" by the National Bureau of Statistics, the percentage of Koreans aged 13 and older who think they should "get married" from 64.7% 62.7% in 2014, 56.8% in 2014 and 51.9% in 2016, and fell to 50.1% in 2018 to 48.1%.
Half of people think marriage is not a necessity.
According to sex, 52.8% of males think they should marry, compared with 43.5% of females.
In particular, the marriage rate was less necessary among unmarried men and women.
Single women declined to 62.3% in 2010 from 60.4% in 2012, 51.8% in 2014 and 42.9% in 2016 and 36.3% in 2018. Eight years ago, more than six out of ten unmarried men thought they should get married, but now only three out of ten feel the need for marriage.
The proportion of unmarried women who receive the need for marriage is even more positive. From 46.8% in 2010 to 43.3% in 2012, 38.7% in 2014, and 31.0% in 2016, and then dropped to 22.4% in 2018. Currently, only two out of ten unmarried women should be married.
The reason why the number of unmarried women and women who see essential marriage is a drastic reduction is surgery, because it is because of the difficult environment to marry.
In the vision of "the low future of fertility," young generations gave up marriage and childbirth because they were not selfish, but they were hard to work, and they did not get a "good job."
In order to get married, start a family and earn an independent livelihood, the first thing is to get a job. "There is a phenomenon that young people in the twenties and thirties give up on marriage and childbirth because of difficulties at work.
Experts stressed that in order to exit the low birthrate, stable employment and residential environments must be created, and the social welfare system must be expanded to allocate the burden of care and education in order to improve the objective living conditions.