The nuclear test conducted by North Korea in October 2006 placed the Koreas at the center of world news. Prior to the nuclear test, free trade agreement talks with the United States dominated the year's domestic political discussions. Less newsworthy but potentially more profound are demographic trends, especially the rapid aging of the population, the record low fertility rate, and the rising number of intermarriages.
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Research Article| February 01 2007
South Korea in 2006: Nuclear Standoff, Trade Talks, and Population Trends
Andrew Eungi Kim;
Asian Survey (2007) 47 (1): 52–57.
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Andrew Eungi Kim, John Lie; South Korea in 2006: Nuclear Standoff, Trade Talks, and Population Trends. Asian Survey 1 February 2007; 47 (1): 52–57. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.1.52
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