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Will push to up birthrate work?

( Updated: 2015-02-26 08:42

Molly Caudill (Singapore)

Singapore is aggressively tackling their low birth rate problem. The country spends around $1.3 billion annually on trying to convince its citizens to get busy, including offering $15,000 in parental packages for each child, tax incentives, and extended maternity leave. Despite all the perks, the fertility rate in Singapore stood at 1.19 last year.

Will push to up birthrate work?

A woman holds a child in front of the Marina Bay Sands, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Singapore. [Photo/DFIC]

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