The paper also highlights how having TFR below the
replacement rate is a global phenomenon in developing countries, and some
pro-parenthood policies in place in these countries.
As part of the public engagement leading to the White Paper on Population, NPTD would like to hear the public’s suggestions how to improve Singapore’s birth rate, and how different stakeholders can play a part in promoting marriage and parenthood and fostering a supportive environment for family life.
Read the Occasional Paper on "Marriage and Parenthood Trends in Singapore" (PDF:346KB) and send your ideas and suggestions via our feedback form or email us.
is a long-term commitment plus countless sacrifices. Singapore is a great place for young
family from the perspectives of healthcare, safety, food quality but lack of
support system emphasis in pro-family culture. With young kids, we can’t go to
many places in Singapore. Not all restaurants offer baby chair, is hard to go
into passenger lift with baby stroller (what if you have 2 babies), if the kid having
tantrum in public that is no mercy from the public with “unforgiving staring
journey of parenting, common challenges are:
is all about the balance society to support pro-family culture.
Recently I feedback to HDB on one of their
car park managed by private operator regarding to road safety and improvement
of loading/ unloading lot to facilitate childcare going
kids. This is a very popular car park with a wet market, multiple tuition centers
and childcare center. The heavy vehicle parking lots are located near to lift
lobby thus parents like park there. As the result parking fine is prompt too! (Parents
normally dashing through the road with kids and their school bags)
HDB replied with standard template “nothing
they can do”.
When will we start creating a pro-family culture?