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Singapore's greatest asset is a relatively educated workforce. In the 80s Lee Kuan Yew implemented selectively pronatalist (aka eugenic) policies , like priority daycare, romantic getaways for educated singles and money for sterilization, to try to increase the number of children born to educated women. These were targeted at the better educated Chinese majority. They were both unpopular and ineffective- failing to bring Chinese birthrates up or the age of marriage for Chinese women down.Image
A couple of posters from Singapore's pronatalist era- 1986
Posters encouraging Singaporeans to marry later and have two children- the second poster is from the 70s, before the pronatalist era Image
See the whole paper here cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/share.nanjing-…
TFW you use abortion as a method of family planning

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