Yesterday, I've got a letter from the government office telling that all children from 2-6 years old or those who were born from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007 can receive small amount of money every month to use for their education. One of the reasons why most Koreans are afraid of having a big family is because of the highest education fee. It was also started years ago that the government gives some amount of money for a new delivered baby. I guess the government is finding a new way on how to increase the Korean population. If you asked kids now a days, most of them if they aren't the only child, they have a brother or a sister. For them, having three kids is too much! They think of it as a big family according to my High School student.
Last Seollal, my sister in law mentioned that in her son's school, there were only 6 new students which surprised my father in law because he said when he was young, there were always more than 30 new students in the class every year. Well, the government must be worried that someday there will be a shortage of Korean workers to work for Korean companies.