Presently, Korea has the lowest child birth rate among the OECD nations and
continues to face an era of shrinking population and aging. This trend severely affects
not only the national economy, but also the very basic question of the nation's
continued existence. Accordingly, this research was conducted as an introductory
study. Likewise, this study targeted pregnant women to identify the real issues that
they are facing and what they want to see improved.
The main problems that pregnant women cited include financial difficulties due to
child-rearing costs after child-birth and lack of information on child-rearing strategies.
To resolve these issues, it is necessary to increase financial and social support for
child-rearing, provide necessary goods and services and develop a social system that
enables mothers to access information on child-rearing more easily.
In relation to these questions, the age of pregnant women, their respective
employment status, and the order of the child they were pregnant with did not exert
any significant difference vis-?-vis.