Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore

Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore
Saw Swee-Hock, author
Date of publication:  2005
Number of pages:  303
Code:  BM279

About the publication

Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore presents a comprehensive account of the governments initiatives to influence the course of fertility, and hence the rate of population growth, in the island state of Singapore since the 1950s. The book may be viewed as a case study of the public policy of a country in the area of population with regard to fertility and population growth. The fundamental population issue of low below-replacement fertility, coupled with its adverse consequences, is discussed. More specifically, the book is a convenient source of detailed information on all the existing pronatalist incentives, financial or otherwise.


  • Population Policies and Programmes in Singapore
  • Preliminary pages
  • 1. Background
  • 2. A Private Programme
  • 3. The Government Programme
  • 4. Induced Abortion
  • 5. Voluntary Sterilization
  • 6. Incentives and Disincentives
  • 7. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice
  • 8. Rapid Fertility Decline
  • 9. Uplifting Fertility of Better-Educated Women
  • 10. Relaxing Old Antinatalist Policies
  • 11. Introducing Limited Pronatalist Policies
  • 12. Strengthening Old Pronatalist Incentives
  • 13. Introducing New Pronatalist Incentives
  • 14. Prolonged Below-Replacement Fertility
  • 15. Future Population Trends
  • Appendix A: Talent for the Future
  • Appendix B: When Couples Have Fewer Than Two
  • Appendix C: Who Is Having Too Few Babies?
  • Appendix D: The Second Long March
  • Appendix E: Babies
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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