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Committee of Supply 2021 debate, Day 1: Cheng Li Hui on reviewing Marriage and Parenthood Package

The Marriage and Parenthood Package has not arrested Singapore's declining total fertility rate, which is now at a historical low. MP Cheng Li Hui said in Parliament on Friday (Feb 26) that this was likely due to changing social norms and values, as many continue to prioritise their careers and lifestyles over marriage and parenthood. The situation has been exacerbated by COVID-19. She asked if the Government plans to review its strategies to encourage more Singaporeans to marry and have children.

Committee of Supply 2021 debate, Day 1: Cheng Li Hui on reviewing Marriage and Parenthood Package

26 Feb 2021 06:35pm
The Marriage and Parenthood Package has not arrested Singapore's declining total fertility rate, which is now at a historical low. MP Cheng Li Hui said in Parliament on Friday (Feb 26) that this was likely due to changing social norms and values, as many continue to prioritise their careers and lifestyles over marriage and parenthood. The situation has been exacerbated by COVID-19. She asked if the Government plans to review its strategies to encourage more Singaporeans to marry and have children.

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