|International Conference on European Family Policy and Fertility: Lessons to Korean Policy Decision Making (October 30 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)|
International Conference on European Family Policy and Fertility: Lessons to Korean Policy Decision Making
October 30, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Diamond Hall(2F), Koreana Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Korea has long been showing one of the world's lowest birth rates. The government has been making significant policy efforts to restore the fertility rate since 2005, but the birth rate has barely budged. Also, recent indicators are showing that it won't be easy to recover it soon.
Since the ripple effect of low fertility cumulatively extends to various areas of society over a long period of time, a multifaceted effort to restore the fertility rate will be essential for realizing a sustainable society. In fact, some European countries that have undergone low fertility before us have, through a multiple policies approach over a long period of time, either succeeded in recovering fertility rates or recently started witnessing the recovery.
The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs is holding an international conference on "European Family Policy and Fertility: Lessons to Korean Policy Decision Making," to look into these European countries's policy responses to the demographic shifts and discuss lessons they can provide for Korea. Comments and opinions from participants in various fields of expertise will provide valuable input into the development of our country's population and family policies.
In this season of harvest, I cordially invite you to join us and share your valuable insights.
13:50-14:00 Opening Ceremony
Opening Address, Sang-ho KIM, President, KIHASA
Congratulatory Address, Stephan Auer, German Ambassador to Korea
14:00-14:40 Can family policy influence the fertility rate of a country?: What we do know from research
Maria M. Bellinger, Head of Counselling Service, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
14:40-15:20 What lessons can (and cannot) South Korea learn from German family policy?
Norbert F. Schneider, Director, Federal Institute for Population Research, Germany
15:20-16:00 Family policy in France
Marie-Therese Letabller, Emeritus Senior Researcher, National Center for Scientific Research, France
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:00 Discussion and Closing
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