Title

Population policy and reproduction in Singapore: Making future citizens

Publication Type

Book Review

Publication Date

12-2014

Abstract

Singapore, a small city-state that can only boast of her people as resource, has been suffering sustained decline in fertility since the 1980s. Singlehood statistics have also inched up, and in a fairly tradition society where procreation is sanctioned only within a legally recognized union, there is little hope that the total fertility rate (TFR) will go up any time soon. To augment the shortfall in labor supply, the government had resorted to expansion of the nonresident population. However, recent antiforeigner sentiments have sent loud signals to the leadership that this is not acceptable to a significant segment of the local population.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Demography, Population, and Ecology

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Social Forces

Volume

93

Issue

2

ISSN

0037-7732

ISBN

9781138785205

Identifier

10.1093/sf/sos134

Publisher

University of North Carolina Press / Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy E - Oxford Open Option D

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/sos134

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