September 2nd, 2016
Episode 605 of 643 episodes
Nobel laureate and Columbia University Professor of Economics, Joseph Stiglitz, says so: "Either federalise or abandon the currency," he argues in his new book, The Euro, and its threat to the future of Europe. Also in the programme, we're drilling down into what you might call a crisis of motherhood in Asia. Japan and South Korea have some of the lowest birth rates in the world. Why is that? Marie Keyworth reports on the economic and cultural impediments to starting a family for young professional women in South Korea and the BBC's Tokyo reporter, Mariko Oi, considers the lack of childcare and in-built sexism that she says makes motherhood a real headache in Japan. (Photo: European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Credit: Getty Images) .