Friday, January 20, 2017

Start the family early

I agree with minister Josephine Teo that Singaporeans should change their mindset and start a family early. However, the minister does not know the financial hardship that Singaporeans have to face, due to low income, high cost of living and insecure jobs. So, it is difficult for Singaporeans to consider her option.

It is time for the government to change its mindset. If the government pays a family allowance of $500 a month for each child up to 3 children, maybe many couples will consider starting their families earlier.

They can afford to start a family with one income earner and the mother staying at home to raise the children. But the mother must receive the family allowance.

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