25 Feb '11, 10pm

Incentives don't mean higher birth rates; studies show boost is attributable to babies out of wedlock

In the eyes of Singaporean women, how can society or the Government make it conducive for them to marry and have children? That's the female perspective a group of women parliamentarians and activists hope to bring to the table, by providing feedback and suggestions to the Government. The group, formed by Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Hwee Hua, is planning to hold a series of focus group discussions from next month through to June. Kicking things off with be a session for stay-at-home mums on March 10. Other target groups lined up include unmarried working women, tertiary students, working mothers, those recently married and women with no children. Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor, who along with other MPs will help lead the discussions, said: "Being working mothers ourselves, we recognise that different segments of society - be ...

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