15 Jun '11, 1am

ST now blaming 'materialistic' Singapore women on our low birth rates. Do you agree?

Money talks when S’pore women say ‘I love you’ June 15th, 2011 | Author: Temasek Review Straits Times, 15 June 2011 BLAME the material girl for Singapore’s baby woes. Cupid and the stork had no luck last year, with the number of marriages and babies born dipping to yet another record low. New research by Singapore Management University (SMU) psychology professor Norman Li could shed some light on Singapore’s ever-shrinking birth rate. His study, published earlier this year, shows that Singaporean women are ’significantly’ more materialistic than their American peers. Prof Li did not ask his subjects for their reasons but said he is not surprised by the finding. ‘Maybe Singaporean women are just being realistic. Here, you need a lot of money to survive and afford an affluent lifestyle. Maybe they are just being practical,’ he said. The study found no major differences when ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/15/money-talks-when-...

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