Sec 2 Exp & Na Low Rate Population Growth Part 4

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Sec 2 Exp & Na Low Rate Population Growth Part 4

  1. 1. Population growth Workbook Pg. 13 to 14
  2. 2. Workbook Pg 17 Do not tear
  3. 3. Low rate of population growth <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less young people / children than working adults and elderly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beehive shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low death rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low birth rate </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Factors leading to low death rate <ul><li>Higher standard of hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Better nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Better medical and health care </li></ul>
  5. 5. Factors leading to low birth rate <ul><li>Later marriages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursue career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fewer marriages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose to remain single </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preference for smaller families </li></ul><ul><li>Affluence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better educated, want to travel and see the world </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Consequences of low rate of population growth <ul><li>Result in ageing population </li></ul><ul><li>Higher taxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support non-working adult </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smaller talent pool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employ foreign workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No one defend the country during war time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NE message: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We must ourselves defend Singapore. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No one else is responsible for our security and well-being. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Action to manage low rate of population growth <ul><li>Encourage marriage and childbearing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baby bonus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meeting the needs of the elderly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building one room flats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More old folk home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building special facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special toilet (handicapped toilet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handlebars in the flats </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Action to manage low rate of population growth <ul><li>Helping the elderly keep healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage family to look after the elderly </li></ul><ul><li>Extend working life </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage financial planning </li></ul>

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