27 Jan '13, 9am

In Singapore, a country where 20% of the pop will be at least 65 years old by 2030, gov't pays couples to have kids.

In Singapore, a country where 20% of the pop will be at least 65 years old by 2030, gov't pays couples to have kids.

A BABY BOOM is sorely needed in Singapore. Photo from the Asian Babies Facebook page MANILA, Philippines - Here are Life and Style stories you might have missed from the week of January 21 to 26: Singapore increases cash gifts for parents of newborn babies In Singapore, a country where 20% of the population will be at least 65 years old by 2030, the government pays couples to have kids. Last Monday, January 21, the government announced increased cash bonuses for parents of newborn babies adding a paternity leave into the package aimed at boosting the population and reducing their dependence to a largely foreign workforce. Lucky parents of children born from August 26, 2012 will receive a cash gift of Sg$ 6,000 (over Php 197,000) for each of their first two children. The amount will rise to Sg$ 8,000 for a couple’s 3 rd and 4 th babies. If the cash bonuses aren’t a sweet en...

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