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BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:528

Singapore moves to boost birth rate: Singapore's government has increased payments to couples who have children in a bid to increase the country's declining birth rate (currently 1.26 children per woman). The changes, including grants for couples having their first child (3000 Singapore dollars (£977; $1751; €1447)) and fourth child (up to 18 000 Singapore dollars), started on 1 …

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