09 Feb '11, 5am

Aware calls for 5 policy changes to help falling birth rate, including mandatory 2 weeks of paternity leave for new dads

THE Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) is calling for five policy changes to help the falling birth rate here. The association wants paternity leave of two weeks to be made mandatory. It is also for converting the final month of the existing four-month maternity leave into a parental one. Aware's call comes in the wake of Singapore's fertility rate being at a record low. In 2010, it plummeted to 1.16, a far cry from the replacement rate of 2.1. A recent study of 1,000 young working parents commissioned by Aware, found that nine in 10 support compulsory paternity leave, while over half want the option to transfer leave from mum to dad.

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