International Workshop on Fertility Decline, Below Replacement Fertility and the Family in Asia: Prospects, Consequences and Policies

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10-12 April, 2002

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Co-organisers: Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysisin Association with: Family Studies Research Programme, National University of Singapore

supported by: The Wellcome Trust

Media Coverage

Alarm over ‘Greying Asia’

news report in BBC News, 10 April 2002.

Re-examine society to prevent falling birth rates: experts

news report in Channel News Asia, 10 April 2002.

Baby shortage alarm

news report in Streats, 11 April 2002.

Expert sounds alarm on falling Asian birth rates

news report in Streats, 11 April 2002.

Expert express alarm over few babies: Thailand’s birth rates plunge below its needs

news report in Bangkok Post, 11 April 2002.

Birth rates to fall…

news report in TODAY, 11 April 2002.

ANU’s Dr McDonald: To encourage Singaporeans to have more children necessitates changing the work environment我国华人百年内将减剩四分之一

news report in Lian He Zao Bao, 11 April 2002.

Baby Blues: S’pore not alone…

news report in The Straits Times, 11 April 2002.

Flexible guidelines should be adopted to encourage homemakers to return to the workforce (Malay)(Dasar fleksibel disaran bagi galak ibu bekerja: Insentif kewangan ‘tiada kesan’ dalma dasar galak bayan anak)

news report in Berita Harian, 12 April 2002.

Obstacles to having babies to be tackled

news report in The Straits Times, 12 April 2002.

Why PM Goh did not receive his baby bonus

news report in The Straits Times, 18 April 2002.

Baby, baby, it’s not all about the money

news report in The Straits Times, 19 April 2002.

Australian expert: females only giving birth to 1.3 children each… Singapore’s Chinese population estimated to be reduced to a quarter within a century 要鼓励新加坡人生育, 必须改变工作环境

news report in Lian He Zao Bao, 19 April 2002.