(Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore)
< Title >
Overview of Population in Singapore
< Abstract >
This session of APA’s Lecture Series provides an overview of Singapore’s population, and the rapid demographic changes that have taken place over the past 30 years. It discusses trends in marriage, divorce, fertility, mortality and household living arrangements, which will come to shape Singapore’s future population landscape. It delves into the signature pro-natalist Marriage and Parenthood Package measures put into place since 2001. It discusses how policies have evolved in response to persistently low fertility, including identification of key policy levers and implementation of broad-based institutional changes, and proposes alternative approaches that can help to address remaining policy gaps.
< About the speaker >
Tan Poh Lin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on demographic change, gender and population wellbeing in the context of low fertility and rapid population ageing in Singapore. She is the Principal Investigator of the Singapore Time to Conception Study and Youth Outlook on Life Opportunities Study. She serves as the Secretary of the Population Association of Singapore. Previously, she was a Population Policy Officer at the National Population Secretariat (now National Population and Talent Division), Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Singapore. She obtained her PhD in Public Policy from Duke University and BA in Economics from Princeton University.