Professor Jean Yeung interviewed on BBC’s Asia Business News

Professor Jean Yeung (NUS Sociology Department and Research Leader of ARI Changing Family in Asia Cluster), Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research, was interviewed on Photo 1BBC’s Asia Business News on January 27th 2016 discussing the connection between economic growth and birth rates in Asia, commenting on the falling birth rates in the region and government policy in Indonesia as well as other Asian nations aimed at reducing fertility rates. Prof Yeung noted that “there is no clear link between population policy and economic growth” and that the focus of current policies is to reduce infant mortality and improve sexual health. She added that it is important for Indonesia to focus on the human capital of the population and the fact that it has a healthy age structure now is a plus.Photo 3 (008)

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