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Men No Longer Outnumber Women in Korea
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/28/2013 | Chosun Ilbo

Posted on 06/27/2013 11:52:26 PM PDT by TexGrill

Men no longer outnumber women in Korea for the first time since statistics began in 1960, suggesting that the traditional preference of parents for boys over girls has come to an end. Worldwide, women slightly outnumber men, but Korea has just achieved parity.

Statistics Korea on Thursday said there are 25.08 million women out of a total population of 50.2 million. The proportion of women in the total population has been increasing steadily from 49.4 percent in 1970 to 49.7 percent in 1990. It now stands at 50 percent and is expected to exceed that of men in 2015.

The main reason is changing attitudes. Even until the early 2000s, preference for boys was still evident with 110.2 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls.

But the patriarchal family registration system was abolished in 2005, bringing about a major change in public attitudes toward gender equality. This led to 105.7 baby boys being born per 100 baby girls, and by now a growing number of young Korean couples prefer to have baby girls.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.chosun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: southkorea
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1 posted on 06/27/2013 11:52:26 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill
Prospective H1-Bs?
2 posted on 06/27/2013 11:54:16 PM PDT by MrShoop
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suggesting that the traditional preference of parents for boys over girls has come to an end.

That "traditional preference" is alive and well with the Koreans I know.

3 posted on 06/27/2013 11:56:28 PM PDT by SIDENET
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T-ARA?

LOL.

I can do WAY better than that.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 12:00:10 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: MrShoop

Some of my first girlfriends were lovely Korean ladies and I hold many fond memories of them.


5 posted on 06/28/2013 12:00:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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Some of my first girlfriends were lovely Korean ladies and I hold many fond memories of them.

My wife is Korean.

She is CUTE CUTE CUTE.

6 posted on 06/28/2013 12:02:35 AM PDT by SIDENET
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Sorry, but I choose photo number one.


7 posted on 06/28/2013 12:05:16 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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Admittedly, that is a good pic of that group.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 12:08:46 AM PDT by SIDENET
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No - no --- everyone knows 2NE1 is the best! After School is probably 2nd...

9 posted on 06/28/2013 3:02:03 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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10 posted on 06/28/2013 3:05:25 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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My favorite barber ever was a Korean lady at Nellis AFB...will never forget the perfect haircuts Chinhui gave at the Officers Club, always followed by a totally relaxing neckrub.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 4:51:32 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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