When no one pays for you in old age

Trends highlighted by Census 2020 include fewer residents getting married and more married couples choosing not to have children or having only one child.
Trends highlighted by Census 2020 include fewer residents getting married and more married couples choosing not to have children or having only one child. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

What is the common link between a single person and a married couple with either one or no kids? All three must be financially independent because chances are they will have to fend for themselves in old age.

This is the stark reality of two growing trends highlighted by Census 2020 - fewer residents are getting married and more married couples are choosing not to have kids or only one child.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.