More uplifting Singapore story needed to boost baby confidence

Love, marriage and parenthood do not lend themselves easily to policy dictates and legislative fiats. At a societal level, Singapore grapples with these seemingly innocuous private choices.

The Government's Population in Brief 2019 publication, released last month, shows that the double whammy of extremely low fertility and an ageing population remains an abiding national concern.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2019, with the headline 'More uplifting Singapore story needed to boost baby confidence'. Print Edition | Subscribe