Population 1960s to 1980s
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Population 1960s to 1980s
Singapore: 1960s – 1980s• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhOYnIAS3 _M• Write down these questions & answer them as you watch the video:• Why did the government have to reduce the birth rate?• What measures did the government put in place to help them reduce the birth rate? o 1960s – 1970s: o 1970s – 1980s:
Why did the government have to reduce the birth rate?• Not able to provide jobs, housing, education & healthcare with the limited resources available• In order to manage the available resources well to meet the needs of the people, the government had to find ways to reduce the birth rate.
What measures did the government put in place to help them reduce the birth rate?• 1960s – 1970s: – Use of contraceptives were promoted – Abortion was legalised• 1970s – 1980s: – Promotion of small families: quality of life & time spent is increased – ‘Stop at two’ – Delay marriage & having children – Housing incentives for small families – Delivery chargers were increased – Income tax relief for first 3 children