Fewer babies born out of wedlock, even after some maternity benefits given to single mums

Based on provisional figures, there were 836 babies born to Singaporean unwed mothers in 2017, a slight dip from 843 babies born in 2016.
Based on provisional figures, there were 836 babies born to Singaporean unwed mothers in 2017, a slight dip from 843 babies born in 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The number of babies born out of wedlock has been falling steadily in the past decade, even after the Government started extending some pro-natal benefits to unwed mothers in the past few years.

Member of Parliament (MP) Louis Ng said this will allay concerns some may have that by giving the benefits married women enjoy to single mums, this will lead to more unwed mothers.

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