21 Jan '12, 11pm

PM Lee: Singapore's fertility rate up last year: Singapore's Total Fertility Rate (TFR) picked up slightly last

PM Lee: Singapore's fertility rate up last year: Singapore's Total Fertility Rate (TFR) picked up slightly last

Picture shows babies in a nursery at Mount Alvernia hospital. Singapore's Total Fertility Rate (TFR) picked up slightly last year to 1.20, up from a historic low of 1.15 in 2010. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM By Judith Tan and Lydia Lim Singapore's Total Fertility Rate (TFR) picked up slightly last year to 1.20, up from a historic low of 1.15 in 2010. The Prime Minister announced the figure on Saturday in his Chinese New Year message, which focused on the central role of families as anchors for identity and sense of belonging, and sources of support in good times and bad. Mr Lee Hsien Loong also said: 'I fervently hope that this year will be a big Dragon year for babies.' Historically, Singapore enjoys a baby boom every Dragon year, which comes round every 12 years. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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