Tag: birth rate

Singapore’s fertility slide continues, lowest number of babies in 8 years in 2018

Singapore—According to the Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2018, the number of babies born in 2018 is the lowest in eight years. The Straits Times (ST) reports that Singapore’s current fertility rate has slid below the level needed for replacing population loss. There...

Potential GE candidate says Singapore’s birth rate could improve if more women opt to stop working

Potential General Election (GE) candidate Tan Kin Lian has suggested that Singapore's low birth rate could improve if more women opted to stop working and stay home after marriage to produce and care for their children. 71-year-old Mr Tan Kin Lian is a businessman, social...

Decline in number of Singaporean babies born, with 1 in 3 marriages mixed-race

In September, the Prime Minister’s Office Strategy Group published the annual Population in Brief report, which disclosed that 2017 saw the lowest birth rate the nation has seen since 2014. Conversely, there were 24,417 marriages involving at least one Singaporean, the highest in a...