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Singapore has world's lowest birth rate

Postby JR8 » Mon, 19 Mar 2012 7:41 pm

I realised it had a low birth rate, but not that it ranked 222nd out of 222!

https://www.cia.gov/library/publication ... 7rank.html

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Postby nutnut » Mon, 19 Mar 2012 8:05 pm

Even the Virgin Islands has a higher birthrate! :P :P :P

that is low though, I never knew that either!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Mar 2012 8:37 pm

The fact that they fell all the way to the bottom doesn't surprise me. They've been the 3rd lowest for over a decade.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 19 Mar 2012 9:02 pm

Bottom four countries are all wealthy and Chinese dominated.

That's some coincidence!

p.s. arguably all islands too .... spooky :)

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Postby Travailes » Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:12 pm

Government just needs to grant some of those Niger babes PR status. They seem to understand about procreation ! Birth rate of 7 plus.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:16 am

Therein lies the bind.

The rulers want SG to remain convincingly (75%+) Chinese. But the Chinese appear to put money before punoney (sorry :oops: ;))

What to do, as they say?

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:23 am

JR8 wrote:Therein lies the bind.

The rulers want SG to remain convincingly (75%+) Chinese. But the Chinese appear to put money before punoney (sorry :oops:)

What to do, as they say?


I never understood that--why do you need to maintain racial ratios? How can they tell someone with a straight face that it's not racism?

(Don't answer that.)

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:27 am

Yah better we not go there Nak!
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p.s. Maybe Oncre Sunday can explain, he's a paid-up party member IIRC :P :devil:

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 1:02 am

JR8 wrote:What to do, as they say?

Why don't they just give out one free curry puff per day for the first five years of every newborn infant's life? Problem solved! :twisted:
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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 7:24 am

Since the Gahmen like to be NO. 1 in all aspect of competition. Well, Done !!

Now that we have beaten Japan for the Top Spot, if it goes below 0.5 FTR, the local can always blame Harry for this issue.In his own words " You have no knowledge what is install for Singapore. Only I do and my careful planning has worked time and time again."
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Postby curiousgeorge » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 7:44 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:What to do, as they say?

Why don't they just give out one free curry puff per day for the first five years of every newborn infant's life? Problem solved! :twisted:


I LOL'd at that.

I was thinking maybe a daily lucky draw for all parents of babies born on that day :D Like 4D with babies...

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 8:40 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:What to do, as they say?

Why don't they just give out one free curry puff per day for the first five years of every newborn infant's life? Problem solved! :twisted:


That's preposterous!





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Postby aster » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:22 am

JR8 wrote:Bottom four countries are all wealthy and Chinese dominated.

That's some coincidence!

p.s. arguably all islands too .... spooky :)


Interesting, because I always thought that the Chinese had it easy with the grandparents taking care of the kids to such a large extent.

Want to give the birth rate a big, solid kick then you only need to host the fooball World Cup. There were a lot of babies on their way in Korea apparently after they hosted it... :)

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:38 am

curiousgeorge wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:What to do, as they say?

Why don't they just give out one free curry puff per day for the first five years of every newborn infant's life? Problem solved! :twisted:


I LOL'd at that.

I was thinking maybe a daily lucky draw for all parents of babies born on that day :D Like 4D with babies...


years ago, when the baby bonus scheme was introduced ... a then colleague of mine seriously did a calculation and decided that having more than 2 children actually was financially worthwhile .. oh, well, her house, which was a joint apartment, under the then allowed scheme of allowing HDB house owners buying the next unit and merging - so 5 bedrooms in all, and was fully paid up by then, and that may have worked in her favour as well ..

Baby bonus scheme rewarded her with 20,000 or so, for the 4th baby, if i am not mistaken.

She resigned, and went on to make 4 babies ..

And I also remember the government claiming the baby bonus scheme boosted the birth rate by some x percent .. ;)



She wasn't Chinese, btw .. not sure if that helped the "numbers" ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:46 am

ecureilx wrote:

She wasn't Chinese, btw .. not sure if that helped the "numbers" ..


Which means she would have probably had 4 anyway........


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