Marriage and parenthood in Singapore
Perhaps the one singular concern that has dominated headlines in post-independence Singapore is the country's below replacement fertility since the late 1970s. For a small nation-state which relies on manpower as her only resource, this has caused alarm both for the government as well as for Singaporeans. The latest report on marriages and divorces (Department of Statistics [DOS], Statistics on Marriage and Divorces 2013, 2014) highlighted what has become the norm for the city-state — falling marriage and fertility rates, delayed age at first marriage, rising singlehood — all cumulating in indicators warning of a fast-ageing society. This chapter will look at the state's response to the population dilemma and critically discuss the adequacy of these interventions.
Asian Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Sociology of Culture
50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore
World Scientific Publishing Company
City or Country
STRAUGHAN, Paulin Tay. (2015). Marriage and parenthood in Singapore. In 50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore (pp. 61-73). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company.
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