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10 November 2017 | Late marriages and low fertility rates in Singapore | CCTV-13 World Express

In the interview, CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung discussed how women feel more pressure as gender roles pushes them to take care of the family while they try to develop their careers, and how this results in more people shying away from marriage and parenthood.

 

1 October 2017 | Earlier marriages tend to have higher fertility rates | Channel 8 News

In the interview, CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung discussed the trends of timing in marriage and fertility in Singapore. She highlighted that early marriages may help to increase birth rates.

 

12 September 2017 | Commentary: IKEA’s month-long paternity leave a shining example to be followed | The Straits Times

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung discusses how children, families and society benefit when fathers take paternity leave, and may even boost fertility rates.

 

July/August 2017 issue | Demographic Trends in Southeast Asia | ASEANFocus

In the July/August issue of ASEANFocus by ISEAS, CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung highlights the current uneven state of development in Southeast Asia, and its implications on human capital development, elderly care, and poverty.

You can read her featured article on p. 12-14.

 

23 July 2017 | Church pioneers integrated facility for children, seniors | TODAY

CFPR Deputy Director Prof Thang Leng Leng emphasised that inter-generational interaction was an important benefit of having an integrated facility serving both children and seniors.

 

22 June 2017 | Primetime Asia Program | Channel NewsAsia

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung was interviewed on Channel NewsAsia's Primetime Asia program where she addressed global population growth issues such as ageing and migration. Her interview segment starts at 21:22.

 

17 May 2017 | The impact of crowdedness on housing prices | The Straits Times

Dr Eric Fesselmeyer highlighted that an increase in localised density negatively affected prices, thereby carrying important policy implications since almost all cities regulate density using measures such as plot ratio in Singapore.

 

27 April 2017 | $21 million in grants awarded for 12 research projects on Singapore society, identity | The Straits Times


PHOTO CREDIT: BERITA HARIAN

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung leads a multi-disciplinary team for an $8.5 million national panel study on Building Capacity in Singapore's Population: Testing Innovations in Human Development. The project looks at 5,000 families with children aged six and younger, and studies how factors such as early childcare, preschool attendance, the use of technology and family stress, can shape child development and family resilience.

 

29 January 2017 | Singapore's plea to its people: Won’t you please have more children? |
The Christian Science Monitor


PHOTO CREDIT: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

A/P Thang Leng Leng, CFPR Deputy Director, shared her views on the challenges facing governmental efforts to boost Singapore's fertility rates.

 

19 January 2017 | Singapore Tonight | Channel NewsAsia

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung and Prof Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, discussed how to support couples in starting families and boosting Singapore's fertility rates.

 

19 Jan 2017 | Distinguished Public Lecture on Family and Population, Postindustrial Low Fertility in Europe and East Asia: Lessons for Singapore

More than 250 academics, students and policy makers attended the 19 January Distinguished Public Lecture jointly organised with Global Asia Institute. The Guest-of-Honour for the event was Senior Minister of State Mrs Josephine Teo, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Transport, Republic of Singapore. Our distinguished speaker was Professor Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

 

 

Distinguished Public Lecture in the news:

20 January 2017 |
Family-friendly norms key to boosting birth rate |
The Straits Times

20 January 2017 |
Family-friendly workplaces key to growing Singapore birth rate |
The New Paper

20 January 2017 |
Extra childcare leave not the way to raise fertility rates: Harvard professor |
TODAY

19 January 2017 |
Flexible work, gender equality key to boosting birth rates, says Harvard sociologist |
The Straits Times

19 January 2017 |
杨莉明: 年轻一代需对婚姻 有全新的视野 |
Mediacorp Channel 8 News

19 January 2017 |
专家:我国要提高生育率 可能得在职场推行更多亲家庭措施 |
Capital Radio 95.8 FM

28 October 2016 | Senior Care in China | China Radio International

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung  discussed the issue of senior care by examining the ageing trends and family structure changes in China as well as the practices and challenges in caring for older adults in China and Singapore.

 

13 October 2016 | BBC Radio 5

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung  shared her views on how most Singaporeans’ life courses, including birth timing decisions, and social lives are built around the prevailing HDB culture.

 

9 October 2016 | Dealing with exam stress | The Straits Times


PHOTO CREDIT: NG SOR LUAN

A/P Thang Leng Leng, CFPR Deputy Director, shared her views on how parents help their children in dealing with exam stress.

 

25 September 2016 | Singapore's job crunch: Time to learn new skills and update that CV? |
The Straits Times


PHOTO CREDIT: ELIZABETH BOON

A/P Liu Haoming, CFPR steering committee member, shared his views on the factors driving the rise of unemployment in Singapore.

 

24 July 2016 | No money, no getting married: many delaying to build careers first |
The Straits Times


PHOTO CREDITS: CHEW SENG KIM, LAU FOOK KONG, COURTESY OF CATHERINE TAN

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung observed that the increase of people in Singapore marrying at an older age reflects a global trend - the lengthening of the transition to adulthood. She explained that young adults now take longer to finish their education and invest heavily in their careers.

 

9 July 2016 | Keeping up with the Wangs | The Economist

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung commented that the young feel worse off because they compare and judge themselves against their peers, even if their lives are comparatively better than their parents.

 

22 June 2016 | The Lonely Aftermath of China's One Child Policy | Bloomberg News

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung commented about the rising prevalence of one-person households in China. Print version also available here.

 

8 June 2016 | Primetime Asia Programme | Channel NewsAsia

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung discussed the long-term implications of China’s university entrance exam and entry into top universities, as well as rural/urban inequalities in the education system.

 

5 June 2016 | Juggling work and family time, achieving good work-life balance is possible |
The Straits Times


PHOTO CREDIT: KEVIN LIM

Assoc Prof Thang Leng Leng, Deputy Director of CFPR commented on the importance of communication in achieving work-life balance.

 

2 June 2016 | The class ceiling | The Economist

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung shared her views about the class ceiling in China's education system.

 

26-28 May 2016 | ISA RC28 Conference

ISA RC28 Conference on Intergenerational Transfer, Human Capital and Inequality:

More than 250 scholars from over 30 countries, together with Singapore policy makers, converged at NUS from 26-28 May for an international conference on “Intergenerational Transfer, Human Capital and Inequality,” hosted by CFPR. The Guest-of-Honour for the event was Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, and the Keynote Speaker was Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Social Scientist and Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Member, NUS Board of Trustees.

 

 

RC28 Conference Presentations featured in The Straits Times:

1 June 2016 | Study: Kids from affluent families more likely in IP, GEP schools

By Ong Xiang Ling and Dr Cheung Hoi Shan

1 June 2016 | Students in IP schools more confident of getting at least a university degree

By Ong Xiang Ling and Dr Cheung Hoi Shan


PHOTO CREDIT: JOYCE FANG

30 May 2016 | Poll on elderly Singaporeans throws up surprises

By Assoc Prof Angelique Chan,
CFPR Research Associate


PHOTO CREDIT: LIM YAOHUI

28 May 2016 | More girls entered better JCs over past 4 decades: Study

By Dr Vincent Chua,
CFPR Steering Committee Member


PHOTO CREDIT: ST FILE

27 May 2016 | Enrolment at some elite JCs show education can spawn inequality: Study

By Dr Vincent Chua,
CFPR Steering Committee Member

 

 

2 February 2016 | At least 33,793 Jubilee babies born in 2015, the highest in 13 years |
The Straits Times


PHOTO CREDIT: DESMOND LIM

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung commented about the record birth during the Jubilee Year, the highest in 13 years.

 

27 January 2016 | Asia Business News | BBC

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung was interviewed on BBC's Asia Business News. The episode discusses the connection between economic growth and birth rates in Asia.

 

4 January 2016 | More incentives urged for increased parental leave, work flexibility |
TODAY Online


PHOTO CREDIT: TODAY FILE PHOTO

Assoc Prof Thang Leng Leng, Deputy Director of CFPR, shared her views on how companies can offer more incentives for flexible work arrangements.

4 December 2015 | Hello Singapore | Mediacorp Channel 8's current affairs programme

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung  was interviewed in Mandarin on the issue of the growing trend of aged resident households in Singapore. The interview segment starts at 14:00.

 

29 August 2015 | Young, single, and what about it? | The Economist

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung  research was cited in a recent issue of The Economist that discusses one-person households among the young in China.

 

27 August 2015 | The kin and I | The Economist

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung  research was cited in a recent issue of The Economist that discusses the rising number of old living alone in China.

 

9 May 2015 | Jean Yeung: Men now expected to bring home the bacon - and cook it |
The Supper Club | The Straits Times


PHOTO CREDIT: KEMBURAJU THANGARAJAN

CFPR Director Prof Jean Yeung shared her views on Singapore's low fertility and marriage rates, on getting fathers more involved in supporting the family, an increasing number of singles and single-parent benefits.

 

28 April 2015 | CFPR's Official Launch

CFPR's Official Launch and Conference on Singapore Families and Population Dynamics :

CFPR held its official launch and inaugural conference on Singapore Families and Population Dynamics on 28 April 2015. It was graced by Minister Grace Fu and attended by NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, FASS Dean Prof Brenda Yeoh, the rest of the FASS Deanery, distinguished scholars, policy makers, students and the media.

 

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