Singapore's fertility rate dropped to a record low in 2010, meaning the city-state had to continue bringing in foreign workers to keep its economy growing, Singapore's deputy prime minister said Monday.
Singapore's resident fertility rate declined last year to an estimated 1.16 children per woman, down from the previous record low of 1.22 posted in 2009, Wong Kan Seng said.
The number was far below the level of 2.1 needed for a society's natural replenishment.
'The key hurdle to achieving a sustainable population lies in our weak local fertility rate,' Wong said. More...