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    Default Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_493317.html


    aiyo house so exp. baby so exp to keep. that explains why we dont want babies...not to mention...education actually make us want more.
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    well at least sex is free and condoms are cheap.
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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    well. ~~ bleh. who wants babies when cars look so much nicer to feed?

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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    well. ~~ bleh. who wants babies when cars look so much nicer to feed?


    let's face it

    1) long working hours, how to have time ? have baby already not home most of the time then what? maids or grandparents become the "parents" ?

    2) houses aint cheap

    3) cost of maintaing aint cheap

    it's not about educating us on getting children. it's about understanding our primary concerns first. the total costs of just bringing up the baby to poly/jc/private education is roughly $80k WITHOUT the expense of eating out, buying gifts etc.
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    Government really need to brainstorm how to let Singaporeans have more sex and children after legal marrage.

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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    How do you make 0.23 of a baby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrh0413 View Post
    well at least sex is free and condoms are cheap.
    Condoms are sold at a cheaper rate in overseas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    How do you make 0.23 of a baby?

    are you serious?

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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    lmao. so anyone have any idea on how to make ppl wanna ahem ahem more?

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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    Looking at the feedback so far....10~20 years down the road we have no more baby photo shooting opportunity liao....how SG raise the birth rate to 2.1 without importing or outsourcing??? Or perhaps sex and photography really don't mix

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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    lmao. so anyone have any idea on how to make ppl wanna ahem ahem more?
    simple. HDB flats should costs no more than $150k for first time marriages AND buyers.
    subsidies for the baby till at least primary school
    increase the pay or decrease the costs of living


    then i'll go get married now
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    simple. HDB flats should costs no more than $150k for first time marriages AND buyers.
    subsidies for the baby till at least primary school
    increase the pay or decrease the costs of living


    then i'll go get married now
    That will be quite an incentive.
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    How is this birth rate calculated anyway.... number of birth + immigrant / number of death ?
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    Relaxing immigration policies. You can see that there are more and more immigrants flooding to Singapore.

    Given falling birth rate and aging population, what can the government do?

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    I have 3 couples friends who are in the late 20s / early 30s, professionals, earning well but choose not to have any children in their lifetime due to their personal beliefs, dreams, etc. Money is never an issue to them. Therfore, do not always associate money with falling birth rate. There are more than meet its eyes.

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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    How is this birth rate calculated anyway.... number of birth + immigrant / number of death ?
    Avg number of children per married couple So far me+wife+1 baby...so I contributed 1.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeTHaCk View Post
    simple. HDB flats should costs no more than $150k for first time marriages AND buyers.
    subsidies for the baby till at least primary school
    increase the pay or decrease the costs of living


    then i'll go get married now
    that's a very good incentive actually, for the first 2 points.

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    How is this birth rate calculated anyway.... number of birth + immigrant / number of death ?
    birth rate is calculated by the formula below:

    (planned pregnancy - accidental pregnancy / number of ejaculations) x 100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Relaxing immigration policies. You can see that there are more and more immigrants flooding to Singapore.

    Given falling birth rate and aging population, what can the government do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Clone We need Astar research ctr to come out something quick
    Clone wars.

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    Default Re: Total fertility rate last year hit a new low of 1.23

    Most of my married 'Blue-Collar' workmate/friends have 1-2 kids (Chinese & Indian), 2-5 kids (Malays)....

    I would agree that Professionals and/or Top Earners doesn't have the time to have children.... so, better if they are just blue-collar workers....

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