14 Jan '11, 11am

Quality versus quantity? ST readers on raising a family

The rising costs of raising a child was cited as a barrier for many potential parents. -- ST PHOTO THE quality of life, not just for the parents but for the children, were on the minds of most Singaporeans, as suggested by the comments put forward by The Straits Times readers on Facebook. When asked whether they felt if Singapore society will be affected by single-child families - a poser that tied in with the release of the Census 2010 that revealed Singaporeans were having fewer babies - several readers defended the declining birth rates because of the sheer challenge of providing their children with a good life. The rising costs of raising a child was cited as a barrier for many potential parents. Kenddrick Chan wrote: 'Want the people to have more children? Lower the cost of raising a kid because that's the main obstacle for most couples.' Jen Fair Lee, agreeing with K...

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