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More ideas on marriage, parenthood measures welcome: Govt

The Government is reviewing measures and policies to support Singaporeans to get married and have children.

It is also open to ideas from the public, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said in a Straits Times report.

Such measures are a key priority for the Government in light of Singapore's ageing population.

Moreover more Singaporeans are staying single or getting married later in life despite improvements to the marriage and parenthood package, the report added, citing an Occasional Paper from the National Population and Talent Division.

The report also added that married Singaporeans are having their first child later in life and having fewer children.

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