SINGAPORE'S POPULATION POLICY

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Mind Map on SINGAPORE'S POPULATION POLICY, created by JX_ on 12/05/2014.

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SINGAPORE'S POPULATION POLICY
1 Control Population Growth
1.1 'Stop At 2' policy
1.1.1 Control population and maintain 2.1 replacement level
1.2 Measure taken to control population growth
1.2.1 No paid maternity leave for third child
1.2.2 No priority for allocation of government flats
1.2.3 NO income tax relief given
1.2.4 Delivery charges increased with every additional child
2 Encourage Population Growth
2.1 'The Graduates Mothers Scheme'
2.1.1 Graduates mothers will produce smarter children
2.1.1.1 Should have more children to increase chances
2.1.1.1.1 New generation workforce being more educated
2.1.2 This scheme is introduced on 1984
2.1.3 Encourage marriages and have more children
2.1.4 Feedbacks: Not treated equally
2.1.4.1 Result: Scheme withdrawn a year later
2.2 '3 or more if you can afford it'
2.2.1 Changes the policy in 1987
2.2.2 Measures to increase birth rate
2.2.2.1 Medisave to pay for first three children
2.2.2.2 Equalised medical benefits
2.2.2.3 Grandparents caregiver relief
2.2.2.4 5-Day work for Civil Service
2.2.2.5 Extended Maternity Leave
2.2.2.6 Received great feedbacks from people
2.3 Attract foreign talents to increase population
2.3.1 Create more jobs and increase productivity
3 Prepare for an Ageing Population
3.1 Problems:
3.1.1 Demand for better healthcare and social services
3.1.1.1 Smaller and weaker security forces
3.1.2 Reduction in competitiveness among industries
3.1.3 Strain and stress on working population
3.2 'Senior citizens as assets to society'
3.2.1 Have valuable skills, knowledge, talents & work experience
3.2.2 Add value to public and private organisations
3.2.3 Help boosts family life
3.3 'Many Helping Hands' Approach
3.3.1 Plays a part in helping nation
3.3.2 Individual responsibilty
3.3.2.1 Eat Healthy and exercise regularly
3.3.2.2 BE financially prepared for old life
3.3.3 Family support
3.3.3.1 Senior Citizens' Week held since November 1979
3.3.3.2 Grandparents Day celebrated in November
3.3.4 Government Support
3.3.4.1 Tribunal for maintenance of parents
3.3.4.2 Tax Relief
3.3.4.3 Central Provident Fund (CPF)
3.3.4.4 Public Housing Scheme
3.3.5 Community help
3.3.5.1 Home Nursing Foundation for elders
3.3.5.1.1 Help remain physically and mentally active
4 Why a need to increase population growth?
4.1 Unattractive to multinational companies
4.1.1 Not able to produce enough talented people
4.1.1.1 Difficult and expensive to recruit Singaporeans
4.1.2 Less attractive due to smaller consumer market
4.2 Grow in Ageing Population
4.2.1 More older people than younger generation
4.2.1.1 More resources needed to take care them
4.3 Defence
4.3.1 Fewer men recruited for National Service
4.3.1.1 Weaken Singapore's Defence system
4.4 Economy weaken, administration suffers and society decline
5 Considerations of having more children:
5.1 Cost of bringing up children is high
5.2 Increase in medical care costs
5.3 People being too self-centred
6 2004: Lowest birth rate of 35100 babies
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