PAP’s Women Wing proposes ways to boost Singapore’s falling birth rate
Posted by temasektimes on August 24, 2012
Among the proposals include making it easier for young couples to form families earlier, reduce uncertainties pertaining to the cost of conceiving and raising children as well as promote joint responsibility in parenting.
The paper also propose a detailed and impressive Married-Couple Temporary Housing scheme which would give young couples the option of renting a flat while waiting for their Build-to-Order (BTO) flats, which typically has a three-year wait.
Speaking to queries from the media, PAP MP Jessica Tan said:
“I’m not saying that the government run all of it. What we are asking is greater government involvement in this sector so that we can drive a little bit more even quality.”
Singapore’s declining birth rate is of primary concern among its leaders with Supreme Leader Lee Kuan Yew imploring his subjects to bear more children during a speech last week.
Meanwhile, there is nothing heard from the Workers Party on the issue whose MPs are nowhere to seen, heard or found of late.