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Develop culture that promotes joys of parenthood

Mar 04, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

The challenges of the decreasing total fertility rate (TFR) and an increasing ageing population have a major impact on the sustainability of our economy, security and society (Increase subsidies to raise fertility rate: MP, Feb 28).

To resolve these challenges, we should not just look at relieving the financial burden of raising a child. In fact, the more we harp on the requisite expenses, the more couples may become unduly concerned about having children.

We need to develop a cult...