What do children bring to parents? (Page 13)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lianhe Zaobao

This was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Mu Zheng from the Department of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which she discussed the link between Singapore’s low birth rates and the role of women in the family and at the workplace. She cited a talk given by Harvard sociologist Professor Mary Brinton at NUS earlier this year, which classified the relationship between couples based on their roles in the family and at work into four types. Asst Prof Mu opined that birth rates will rise when the father takes on a more active role in childcare and when the mother does not have to choose between work and familial demands.


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