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International Conference on European Family Policy and Fertility: Lessons to Korean Policy Decision Making (October 30 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Attach Date 2017/11/08 HIT 1312

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.

October 2017

Sang-ho KIM

President, KIHASA


13:00-13:50 Registration

13:50-14:00 Opening Ceremony

                  Opening Address, Sang-ho KIM, President, KIHASA

                  Congratulatory Address, Stephan Auer, German Ambassador to Korea

14:00-16:00 Presentation

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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