09 Sep '11, 5am

Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Ex-MM Lee to PHD student : Do you have a boyfriend? Another good article by Lucky Tan.

Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Ex-MM Lee to PHD student : Do you have a boyfriend? Another good article by Lucky Tan.

I visited a professor in NUS a few weeks ago and he told me that he has 8 PHD students and none of them are Singaporeans. Joan Sim is a very small minority among female Singaporean students doing PHD so asking her to find a boyfriend and get married is not going to solve our birthrate problem. Anyway how did Singapore attain such a low birthrate - lowest in the world if you leave out Hong Kong and Macau. There has to be something artificial and different about Singapore to achieve this. Shortly after the PAP got into power, the implemented population control policies asking couples, in particular poorer couples, to have fewer children and they discourage women from marrying early. Due to PAP's population control policies, Singapore, at some point, had the highest per capita abortion rate in the world. Women were encouraged to join the workforce instead of staying at home t...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2011/09/ex-mm-lee-to-ph...

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