The government of Singapore will look at ways to help single men and women find partners in a bid to tackle the falling fertility rate, a local newspaper reported on Monday.
More people are staying single and those who are married are putting off having babies, the Straits Times quoted Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan as saying.
Balakrishnan said the issue would be an area of focus at the parliament discussions next week, but he did not elaborate on the details of the plan.
"We know the vast majority of people do want to get married; we need to help them find the right partner and also see what other needs they feel need to be addressed so they can settle down early and start a family," he said. More...