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Singapore's total fertility rate continues to dip, but citizen births and marriages are up

Josephine Teo, the Minister overseeing population, said that given the uptick in the number of marriages, she is hopeful that the total fertility rate will start to rise as the children of baby boomers start having babies themselves.


HOW Singapore can build a sustainable population in light of its ageing demographic was foremost on the minds of various Members of Parliament (MPs) on Day 1 of the Committee of Supply (COS) debates on Thursday.

MP Vikram Nair, for example, wanted to know why Singapore's...

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