Singapore: 3 or more

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  • Created on: 02-06-16 11:58


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.

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  • $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).

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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.

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