Population Matters

Marriage, families under stress as norms change

Since Singapore gained independence, family and population policies have been an integral part of its nation-building strategies.

"Asian family values", broadly conceived as love, care, mutual respect, filial piety and commitment, was inked as one of the core national "Shared Values" in the early 1990s.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'Marriage, families under stress as norms change'. Print Edition | Subscribe