10 Mar '11, 5am

S'pore govt to review policies regarding marriage and parenthood: SINGAPORE: The government is taking steps to r...

SINGAPORE: The government is taking steps to review policies related to issues of marriage and parenthood. A group of woman MPs is conducting feedback sessions to find out what more can be done to make it more conducive for couples to get married, have children and for married couples to have more children. The effort comes at a time when Singapore's total fertility rate hit a historic low of 1.16 last year, below the replacement rate of 2.1. The sessions which will take place till June, will involve singles and young couples who are married but do not have children. Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Hwee Hua and REACH Supervisory Panel unit chairman, Dr Amy Khor co-chaired the first session on Thursday morning with some 50 stay-home mothers and fathers. Participants were asked what first motivated them to have children and what more can be done to help them re-i...

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