population will shrink without immigrants'

Yahoo! Singapore News, 8 Sep 2011 Singapore's population will decline in 24 years if no immigrants come to the country during that time. Even if its total fertility rate (TFR) -- the number of children a woman is expected to have in her lifetime – were to rise to 1.85 from the current 1.15, the decline would still unavoidable. A declining population raises the question of how the working population could support an ageing population in the future because by 2050, it is projected that 1.9 working adult will support one elderly person, as compared to the 8.6 in 2005. Full story Related: Singapore's Population Will Shrink Without Immigrants - OfficialWire

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