12 Jun '11, 10am

Fewer babies despite more new citizens and PRs from Third World countries: Despite mass-importing foreigners fro...

Despite mass-importing foreigners from Third World countries and mass-converting them into ‘instant’ Singaporeans, Singapore still has the lowest number of babies born last year since 2005. According to figures from the Department of Statistics, there were only 37,492 births in 2010 which saw Singapore’s total fertility rate (TFR) plunged to a historic low of 1.16. The PAP regime granted some 20,000 Singapore citizenships and 90,000 PRs to foreigners in the same year. Rampant inflation and sky-rocketing property prices are the main limiting factors against Singaporeans having children and it is no surprise that the fertility rate of the newcomers have dropped as well. Dr Yap Mui Teng, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies suggested that the newcomers are also not having more babies. ‘If we select the better-educated types to be PRs and new citizens, t...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/12/fewer-babies-desp...

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