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AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Family policy can succeed only with support

THE policy allowing all couples to have two children has been in effect since Jan 1, but the authorities should improve policies related to pregnancy and childcare to raise China’s total fertility rate.

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 .

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.

Lifestyle 11 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Replenishing the Chinese community

In the past 30 years, Malaysian Chinese have been getting married at a later age, while emphasis on career and the high costs of raising children and their education have contributed to a declining population growth of this ethnic group, writes LOH FOON FONG.

Lifestyle 11 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fertility matters

MOST of us assume that getting married and having children are just a matter of course - couples fall in love, marry and have children. However, in today's modern society, conceiving a child has become somewhat of a challenge for many couples.

Children 18 Jul 2018 | 7:01 AM Premium

7 ways to boost your fertility

How can you and your partner improve your fertility and chances of having a baby?