Feeding 8 kids on $300 a week: How big families cope in a time of rising costs

The couple, who are both 46 this year, admit they did not plan to have a big family. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - While all the attention has been on Singapore's dismal fertility rate, a curious thing happened. Big families were growing in number before the pandemic hit.

In 2020, 2,170 babies were the fourth or later child in their families, according to data from the Registry of Births and Deaths.

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