December 06, 2023

Unification no solution to S. Korea’s population problems

Experts value N. Korea’s younger population, but say expense, training gaps offset boons

South Korea’s struggles with an aging population are well-known, as it looks to be headed for aged and then super-aged status, all within the next decade.

President Park Geun-hye has likely had this and the attendant economic slowdown on the horizon in mind as she continues to call unification a “bonanza” boosting the country’s fortunes. Not so fast, a number of South Korean experts told NK News.