02 Mar '11, 10pm

More initiatives could help raise fertility rate: The Total Fertility Rate here had slumped to 1.16 last year

SINGAPORE - The Republic's wide-ranging measures to spur procreation came under scrutiny in Parliament yesterday, as some Members of Parliament cast doubt on their effectiveness and suggested additional initiatives. The Total Fertility Rate here had slumped to 1.16 last year - a record low - based on preliminary estimates. Citing a straw poll which he conducted, Hong Kah GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad said some childless women would change their minds when offered a baby bonus of $500,000 per child, with no strings attached. "There is a tipping point ... Just that the Government hasn't found it, or is finding the price too tough to swallow," said Mr Zaqy, who felt that the existing procreation schemes were disparate and confusing. In response, Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng, who oversees the National Population and Talent Division, said that Singaporeans should "allow more time"...

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