From Birthing Center to Nursing Home in Ansan

This photo taken from Emart in Ansan is an apt representation of the demographic changes in Korea today.

The big yellow sign introduces the "Rasung Home Happy Country Nursing Home". What's interesting is that it covers over the sign of the previous place where new mothers recovered after giving birth.

With the lowest birthrate in the world, Korea's facing a lot more birthing center closures in the future and the opening of tons more nursing homes.


Steven Bammel

Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven

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