Year 2002 Events

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

10-12 April, 2002

National University of Singapore, Singapor

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.


International Workshop on Re-engaging the Generations: Intergenerational Programming in Social Services

04-06 March, 2002

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Organiser: Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

supported by: The Wellcome Trust, Lee Foundation

Media Coverage

Growing Generation Gap a Concern

news report in The Straits Times, 5 March 2002.

News Quote

news quote in The New Paper, 5 March 2002.

Three Generations Family only Take Up 10% of the Total Local Family Household 三代同堂家庭, 只占总家庭单位一成

news report in Lian He Zao Bao, 5 March 2002.

Tackling This “Old” Problem

news report in Today, 5 March 2002.

Three-Generation Households only 10% of Total Family Units

news report in MIRROR of Opinion, 5 March 2002.

On the Grapevine-Inter-Generation Programmes

report on News Radio 93.8, 18 March 2002.


International Workshop on Re-engaging the Generations: Intergenerational Programming in Social Services

04-06 March, 2002

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Organiser: Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis in conjunction with:Family Studies Research Programme, National University of Singapore

Commission on Gender and Geography, International Geographical Union

supported by: The Wellcome Trust, Lee Foundation

Media Coverage

Experts want more studies on how migration affects Asian families

broadcasted in the programme “News Tonight” on Channel News Asia, 16 April 2001, 1432hrs (GMT) and 2232hrs (SST).

Asia family conference, interview with Associate Professor Brenda Yeoh

broadcasted in the programme “Newsday” on News Radio 93.8, 16 April 2001, 1615hrs.

Family – labour, interview with Dr Maruja M.B. Asis

broadcasted in the programme “Newsday” on News Radio 93.8, 17 April 2001, 1945hrs.

How Globalisation affects the traditional family? 环球化如何影响传统家庭

news report in Lian He Zao Bao, 18 April 2001.

Wives lose out when husbands go regional

news report in The Straits Times and The Straits Times Interactive, 25 April 2001.

Every two out of three families follow husbands on jobs overseas 每3个出国公干男子,有2个是妻儿随行

news report in the Lian He Wan Bao, 25 April 2001.

Inserting the maid, interview with Associate Professor Nirmala PuruShotam

broadcasted in the programme “Family Ties” on News Radio 93.8, 30 April 2001. Also broadcasted over RSI 6150khz/49mb and 9600khz/31mb, 28 April (1940hrs), 30 April (2045hrs) and 3 May 2001 (1915hrs).