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The Straits Times Op-ed

Our monthly column in The Straits Times is one of CFPR's many initiatives to inform public opinion by disseminating research outputs to the general public or lending an academic opinion to pressing issues of the day. Starting April 2018, members of the CFPR Team are invited to write for the column "Population Matters" which comes out every first Monday of the the month.

 

2 August 2018 | Social exclusion increases risk of cognitive impairment

Dr Yang Yi from the NUS Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) and the Asia Research Institute at NUS shared that a study on the China situation has shown that socially excluded elderly people are more likely to suffer cognitive impairment that can lead to dementia. She opined that the findings of this study have important implications for ageing countries in the region such as Singapore and encourages governments and societies to reduce social exclusion of the elderly, by improving the financial conditions of the elderly and building elderly-friendly communities to create opportunities for older people to participate in social and outdoor activities.

 

 

19 June 2018 | Time is ripe for 'second half of gender revolution' in Asia

CFPR Director Jean Yeung talks about the 'second half of gender revolution' in Asia, which refers to the increased value in the society for educated mothers and involved fathers.

 

 

17 May 2018 | Marriage, families under stress as norms change

For this month's article, CFPR Director Jean Yeung and Dr Hu Shu suggest the need for more open discussions on what Singaporeans view as desirable family norms and functions and have public policies adapted to accordingly, to tackle the issue of low fertility and marriage rates. Read more in their book Family and Population Change in Singapore: A unique case in global family changes

 

 

18 Apr 2018 | Why more women in East Asia are not marrying

Prof Jessica Pan shares her opinion on the declining trend of marriage in East Asia and the suggests some reasons for this phenomenon.

 

 

2 Apr 2018 | Want More Babies? Try Cutting Men's Work Hours

For our first article in the Population Matters column, Dr Kim Hye-Won, Erin puts forth evidences that suggest changing men's time use can help women better manage both work and family commitments, which is then likely to lead to increased fertility rates, even as their labour participation rates increase.

 

 

23 Feb 2018 | Greater support for community eldercare, but more needed to support families too

CFPR Director Jean Yeung shares her views about the Singapore Budget 2018, discussing about the focus on retraining older adults and strengthening of community care network for seniors, but called for more measures to support families in caring for older parents.

 

 

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