20 Feb '12, 9am

Why the PAP was too clever by half: ~by: Chua Suntong~ In 1990, the now Emeritus Senior

Why the PAP was too clever by half: ~by: Chua Suntong~ In 1990, the now Emeritus Senior

From the beginning, the plan ran into problems. The first set of problems was an inherent contradiction between X2 and X1 and X3. The economy could not absorb an estimated 40 000 new PMETs (http://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/09/singapores-immigration-policy-and-its-developed-status/ ) annually without causing displacement of existing locals. This displacement affected the TFR of locals (with economic insecurity, why have children?), and any increase in the TFR of immigrants would simply reduce total TFR. . The immigrants were also not breeding: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew as he then was admitted a few years ago that the immigrants' TFR dropped to local-like levels. TFR fell to 1.37 in 2002 & 1.27 in 2003.From 2005 to 2010, TFR was approximately 1.2.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2012/02/why-the-pap-was-too-c...

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