Population policies are deliberate measures that are instituted by the government of a country in order to strike a balance between the country’s population size and development goals. These population policies need to be carefully deliberated so as to enable the country to maintain its political, economic and military strength. In the context of Singapore, the population control issue is a crucial one that determines its sustainability and survival.
Students will understand that ...
- governments either adapt to change or become obsolete in function.
- population policies in Singapore change over time to meet changing socio-economic needs.
- How is stability necessary for human development?
- Does strong leadership automatically translate into good governance?
- Why was there a need to curb and boost population growth in Singapore from the 1960s onwards?
- Were/Are the population measures implemented by the government effective?
- Is the government solely responsible in playing a role to prepare Singapore for an ageing population?
- No one owes Singapore a living.
- We have confidence in our future.