Singapore Offers New Policy to Boost Births: ‘Pandemic Baby Bonus’


Singapore has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. It is a problem that they are struggling with for many decades. This problem has spiked during the times of pandemic as citizens are putting off parenthood because of the financial crisis and job layoff. Therefore Singapore is offering one-off payment to boost the birth rate during the pandemic. Details of the amount that will be paid are yet to be released. The Singapore Government is already giving hefty baby bonuses to its citizens. But pandemic has brought along financial uncertainty. It is in clear disparity with Singapore’s neighbors, like the Philippines and Indonesia, who are facing a massive spike in pregnancies during the coronavirus pandemic. Aspiring parents have postponed their parenthood plants because of COVID-19. The new policy offered by Singapore is an adequate policy that will help in boosting the birth rate.


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