In the 1960s Singapore had a growing population and introduced the '2 is enough' policy which was very successful.
In the late 1980s the government the realised that there would eventually be a shortage of workers so in 1987 the '3 or more' policy was brought in but was not very successful.
- $3000 for 1st and 2nd child
- $6000 for 3rd and 4th child
- 3 months maternity leave
- 3 days paternity leave for first 4 children
- 5 days paid childcare leave per year
- Bigger appartments
- Money for a maid if children are under 12
- Children Development Accounts (CDA)
Parents can save in a child's CDA until the day before its 6th birthday then the government will match the savings (up to $6000 for 2nd child and up to $12000 for 3rd and 4th children).
If couples have one or no children they are only entitled to buy a 3 room flat.
Women with less than 3 children cannot be sterilised without undergoing a counselling course.