New book looks into family and population changes in Singapore

Prof Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, Provost’s Chair Professor from the Dept of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) at NUS, and Dr Shu Hu, Research Fellow from CFPR, highlighted the changes and challenges in Singapore’s family and population structures such as high childlessness rate and discussed the factors against marriage. The authors opined that some fundamental cultural shifts and institutional adaptations are imperative to raise marriage and fertility rates. Prof Yeung and Dr Hu discussed these issues in a new book which they have edited, titled “Family And Population Changes In Singapore”.