How will Korea's demographic problems affect Kpop?

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  1. Dreamer95

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    Korea currently has the worst ferility rate among all countries. To put it into perspective, countries like Japan, Russia, Italy have fertility rate around 1.5 and that number is already considered problematic. All three goverments are spending a lot of money to bring it to at least 2.0 which is a replacement level, aka population will neither increase nor decrease.

    Korea's fertility rate was 0.98 in 2018 and since then it continued to decrease. That means the population is aging at a faster rate than any other nation. This is very bad for economy as both the working age population declines and consumption falls as well.

    So what it means for Kpop? It means less talent to choose from, less audience to sell to, since Kpop targets youth and teens.

    If you have time, read this article
    https://thediplomat.com/2020/02/south-koreas-population-may-have-already-peaked/
     
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    Kpop will shift more and more as a foreign product in the next 10 years. Its main target audience is teenagers and the number of teenagers in Korea is only becoming smaller

    Edit: If anything people should be more concerned with Korea domestic economy. Time to Korean government open their doors for immigrants
     
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    Woah. This is interesting, reminds me of a Chinese documentary I saw in youtube. Its kinda the same for them bcs of the one child policy as well

    Well kpop won’t last forever, that’s what i know for sure.
     
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    I think it peaked internationally.
     
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    cuz they prefer to remain virgins and hope that their favorite kpop idol would get down with them someday
     
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    Hardly. Kpop is only becoming bigger. Not in America or Europe, but in Asia itself
     
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    Interesting statistic. Indeed marriage put women in a much more subservient position than men. If I was a korean woman I wouldn't want to marry as well
     
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    Its too expensive to have kids in Korea. In fact too expensive to have kids in most developed countries.

    A lot of people just buy a dog and call it their child.
     
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    Right. But they'll need to get over their xenophobia. Or else face decades of zero growth like Japan.

    Birth rates fall for highly developed nations in general. In the west, immigrating keeps our economy humming and our pensions paid.
     
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    No wonder they have such rigid views about certain things.
     
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    My country is now experiencing a 1.73 birth rate and our social security system is already broken

    I really hope the immigration from other latin countries help to keep our active population stable
     
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    good. theres too many kpop groups anyway
     
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    People tend to exaggerate I think when it comes to birthrates and what not. Birth rates tend to be low for developed nations in the first place so its no use comparing to developing nations. Also the economic situation is not great in Korea and thus Koreans aren't motivated to get married or have kids. You still have the older generation that has that instinct but young adults in Korea dont have that same drive as raising a family is quite expensive.

    When and if things get economically better the birth rates should improve also immigration will even things out a bit. Overall I dont think there is much to worry about. This won't really change Kpop in the forcible future. This has plenty of ramifications for other industries but not kpop.
     
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    We are both just speculating without any data.
     
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    Guess I'll migrate there in the future lol
     
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    A lot of people from developed countries tend to be more career oriented than family oriented. Raising children also tends to be more expensive in Korea considering the amount of money parents spend for their children's education inside and outside the school.

    Anyway, kpop will be okay considering they're continuously expanding their market to other countries.
     
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    are you forgot that korea unification can exist when the times they need it, kim jong un already opened with it.
     
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    well, i think this is the problem for first world country ? they are more career oriented than family oriented. im from third world country so i cant give opinion in this topic
     

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