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AseanPlus News 24 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

New family policy a beginning

A relaxed population policy will contribute to a rise in the fertility rate by a limited degree – it is unlikely to lead to a population explosion.

AseanPlus News 28 Sep 2013 | 3:19 PM Premium

Fast-ageing population a cause for concern

SINGAPOREANS are living longer and not having enough babies to replace themselves, meaning the swiftly ageing population has fewer working citizens supporting the growing pool of elderly.

AseanPlus News 27 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Population growth in decline

SINGAPORE’s population grew at its slowest pace in nine years in the 12 months up to June 2013, even as the total fertility rate inched up, according to figures released by the National Popu­lation and Talent Division .

Business 24 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

New global population trends are worrisome

Demography matters. But it’s not destiny as the French philosopher, Auguste Comte, would have us believe. Other things also matter. Certainly its impact endures far longer and has far wide-ranging effects. Nevertheless, even demographic trends do change.

AseanPlus News 07 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lee: Even a 'baby bonus' won't help

IF former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew were in charge of Singapore today, he would have introduced a baby bonus equal to two years of the average Singaporean’s salary.

Nation 06 Aug 2013 | 8:41 PM Premium

Lee Kuan Yew on death: I want mine quickly, painlessly

SINGAPORE: Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who will turn 90 next month, said in a new book that he feels weaker by the day and wants death "to come as quickly and painlessly as possible."

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

WP issues own population paper

THE Workers’ Party (WP) issued its population paper as a counterproposal to the government’s.

AseanPlus News 05 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Singapore needs immigrants

SINGAPORE: The Government defended its population policies after an outcry over a forecast that it could have 30% more people in less than 20 years, with foreigners forming almost half the total.

AseanPlus News 03 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Struggling to make babies

East Asian economies, Singapore included, have some of the worst total fertility rates in the world, with no sign of light at the end of the tunnel.

AseanPlus News 27 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sociologist: Look into Singaporeans’ mindset on family in society

A National University of Singapore sociologist critiqued current efforts to promote marriage and parenthood at an event organised by the opposition Workers Party.