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The effect of a rising China on the Korean EFL market
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isitts



Joined: 25 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swampfox10mm wrote:
nautilus wrote:
Swampfox10mm wrote:
You should be more concerned about South Korea's tragically low birth rate.


Oh, how tragic.

I might even be able to get a seat on the subway one day.


Yes, tragic.

An increasingly small number of people will be caring financially for a proportionally large elderly population.

And, as any fool should be able to understand, 40% fewer students will equal fewer classes, fewer schools (there are already too many, and they are on the decline) and less of a need for English teachers.


It's funny how not that long ago people were all concerned about overpopulation of the planet and how tragic that would be. Now the declining birthrate is the new tragedy.
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isitts



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...And I'm sure the one child policy makes China a much better future prospect.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usual, isitts (PatrickGHBusan Jr.), you really don't know what you are talking about.

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Ms Hong’s decision is the new norm in South Korea, where the fertility rate has fallen to the lowest level in the developed world. The country had a birth rate of 1.2 children per woman in 2010: even China, with its long-established one-child policy, had a rate of 1.6.


http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3be6ec40-4dd4-11e2-9e71-00144feab49a.html#axzz2GsW9ep42
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