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Applied Micro Brown Bag

Date: Thursday, Nov 9, 2023, 12:00 ~ 13:00
Speaker: 옥윤우 (석사과정 4학기)
Location: 우석경제관(223동) 504호

서울대학교 경제학부 Applied Micro Brown Bag 안내 드립니다. 


◈ 주   제: Marriage, Divorce, and Birth After COVID-19

◈ 발표자: 옥윤우 (석사 4학기)

◈ 일   시: 2023년 11월 9일 목요일 12:00~13:00

◈ 장   소: 우석경제관(223동) 504호

◈ 주   관: 경제학부, 경제연구소 한국경제혁신센터, SSK, BK21 

◈ Abstract

This research examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on decisions related to marriage, divorce, and childbirth. South Korea is currently grappling with a severe demographic crisis. The pandemic has triggered substantial societal changes, which may have influenced individuals' decisions regarding family formation and dissolution. To assess whether the pandemic has exacerbated the demographic crisis in South Korea, this study investigates the repercussions of the mass infection that occurred in February 2020 in Daegu province. Using the synthetic control method, the study investigates the treatment effect and finds no substantial influence on divorce and fertility rates. However, it reveals a noteworthy and persistent decline in the marriage rate among individuals aged 25-39 in Daegu, which could potentially lead to a more substantial reduction in fertility rates over the long term.

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