22 Jun '11, 4pm

Marriage rates drop to historic low in 2010: survey #Singapore

Singapore is always gunning meritrocracy and number 1. Especially in area of education, work and corporate ladder. I did not hear anything that govt say, we need to persue more marriage and child birth. Actually very easy to solve, but cost the govt. more money ha ha. 1) Free education for Singaporean babies, to University. 2) More tax rebate for married couple with kids. 3) change the CPF rules, for singles. They need to pay 22% CPF, and that 2% go to special account, as they got no one to look after if single for life. Once they are married and have their own children, 1 children = 2% and 2 children = normal 20%. 4) Change the working hours from 44 hours, to world average 40 hours. Still higher than most European nations, Asian nations, Australia and losing to South korea 44 hours. Singapore's 'constant' 2,307 annual hours exceeded Korea's in 2008. For 2009, Korea's 2,25...

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