• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content







Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



13 Embeds 3,984

http://isle.island.edu.hk 1770
http://libguides.tts.edu.sg 1496
http://geojis-population-in-transition.wikispaces.com 385
http://www.scoop.it 123
http://geowithmissbutler.wikispaces.com 104
http://sjcfrog.stagschools.org.uk 69
http://www.slideshare.net 19
http://www.edmodo.com 13
https://www.google.com.sg 1
https://www.google.com 1
https://twitter.com 1
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com 1
https://tts.libapps.com 1



Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.


12 of 2 previous next

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
  • very good slide show!
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
  • Are you an IB student or IB teacher?
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Singapore Singapore Presentation Transcript

    • Singapore Pro-natalist programme
    • “ To sustain growth and vitality in our economy, we need a growing population in Singapore with talents in every field.”
      • Said by Senior Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong on August 19th, 2006
    • NIC (newly industrialised country)
      • Independence in 1963 and since, the citizens’ standard of living risen dramatically.
      • It is the 5th wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita.
      • 710.2 km2 – London is 2.4 times the size of signapore
    • Anti Natal
      • The population doubled from 1947 to 1970.
      • The Anti-natalist policy 1966-1982
      • Government only wanted them to have 2 children
      • Policy worked too well
    • How did they solve it?
      • They introduced a pro-natalist policy to promote having babies. In 2001.
      • The slogan switched from ‘stop at two’ to ‘have three, if you can afford it’
      • Their target was to increase the population by 40% over 40 years
    • Techniques they used to convince people to have more babies
      • 2 children = $10,000
      • And then tax relief on third child
      • Increase maternity leave from 8 weeks to 12.
      • Shorter work so singles got together.
    • Singapore pro-natalist video
      • This video includes the Prime Minister Lee urging Singaporeans to have babies.
      • http:// www.youtube.com/profile?user =kellywonghm#play/uploads/3/UmJa6Lw4Y4s
    • Problem 1
      • Social Barrier:
      • The highly educated women and less educated men tend to have more difficulty with finding more suitable spouses.
    • Problem 2
      • Life style choice:
      • Some people choose to remain single, get married older or have fewer children.
    • Problem 3
      • Financial Consideration:
      • High cost of living
      • Parents want higher standards for children therefore they work longer and have fewer babies.
    • Other problems, slowing population growth
      • Abortion is common – ¼ pregnancies are terminated
      • Divorce rates are rising
      • Family values are strained
      • Number of childless couples is 6% and rising
    • Were there other ways to boost Singapore’s population?
      • Singapore has experienced that importing foreigners can boost population size and sustain economic growth.
      • It already has a large amount of foreigners, only 74% are Singaporeans
      • It could create a wide culture or conflict.
    • Future prospects Singapore’s fertility rate is still decreasing with a dependency ratio of 37.2% The governments aim is to increase the population by 40% from 4.5 mil to 6.5, and create the 23 rd biggest city in the world.
    • Long Term Plans
      • “ The Concept Plan takes a long-term perspective of about 40-50 years. The starting point for planners in their review is the size of the population. Planners will base the Concept Plan 2001 on a long-term population size of 5.5 million. This includes citizens, permanent residents as well as employment-pass and work-permit holders. Why 5.5 million? This is not a target figure, nor is it an optimal population size. It is a reasonable growth estimate from today’s population of 4.0 million, in order to sustain Singapore’s economic growth and provide a critical mass for developing a vibrant city.”