19 Jan '11, 5pm

Immigration cannot fix low fertility problem: I read with great dismay that MM Lee has once again proposed to us...

1. Letting in more young immigrants coming NOW will only positively impact the current low resident birth rates NOW, if they bring their families over take up root, give more than a total of one births per female such that the average fertility rate of 1.2 is positively affected. 2. Resident live-births refer to those with at least one parent who is a Singapore citizen or permanent resident (TFR). Is there any genuine data to show immigrants have a higher TFR? Even though no data breakdown was provided, the answer is probably not. For the last decade, the annual increase in permanent residents is in the 5-10% ranges while the increase in Singapore citizens is 0.5-1.5%. By now, if there was a positive effect on the TFR from permanent residents, the trend would be captured by data. However, over the same decade, the resident live birth is clearly on a sustained decline even ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/01/20/immigration-canno...

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