Social Growth In Singapore Essay

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Singapore is the second most densely populated city in the world, beaten only by Monaco, with 5.3 million people crammed onto the island. After Singapore gained independence in the 1960s, its government foresaw the need for strict planning, and today it has highly efficient systems in place to cope with almost everything.
There was a rapid economic growth in the 1970s.Singapore’s industrialization and public housing programs were well underway.More women joined the workforces and families income roses but family size become smaller.
By then,people attitude towards marriage and parenthood had changed. On the average,every family was likely to have one or two children.The birth rate of 30 per 1000 of the population in 1965 fell to a low of 17 per 1000 in 1965.If the birth rate had continue to fall at that rate the population will only reach it peak of 3 million. The warning alert come in 1989 and since then,the policy has changed.
Between 1965 and this year,Singapore population grew from 1.9 million to 5.5 million.However,as Singapore’s economic is
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During this period, it accounted for 25.7 percent of the total population, up from 18.7 percent in the previous decade. As of 2010, the nonresident population become 1,305,011 out of a total population of 5,076,732. According to the 2010 census, about 14.3 percent of the 3,771,721 residents of Singapore are PRs. Between 2005 and 2009, the PR population grew an average of 8.4 percent per year .It was much faster than the comparatively modest 0.9 percent average growth observed for Singapore citizens. This trend seemed to come to a rather abrupt finish in 2010, however, when the annualized growth of PRs fell to 1.5 percent while that of Singapore citizens held steady at 0.9 percent. (Rapid Growth in Singapore's Immigrant Population Brings Policy Challenges,

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