15 Feb '11, 10am

Most young adults here do not see having children as a top priority although many of them do eventually want kids

Most young adults here do not see having children as a top priority although many of them do eventually want kids

The survey - which late last year polled over 1,000 Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 21 to 39 years - saw only three per cent of them citing having kids as a top priority. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM MOST young adults here do not see having children as a top priority although many of them do eventually want kids, according to a new survey by parent advocacy group I love Children. The survey - which late last year polled over 1,000 Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 21 to 39 years - saw only three per cent of them citing having kids as a top priority. What was most important to them: having a successful career and financial independence, with 28 per cent and 25 per cent of them respectively citing those as their top goals. The survey comes on the back of Singapore's fertility rate dropping to a record low of 1.16 last year, a far cry from the recommended replac...

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