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Title: DINK phenomenon in Singapore.
Authors: Law, Shu Hui.
Wong, Min Wei.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Reporting on public affairs and politics
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: DINK Phenomenon in Singapore is a comprehensive 16-page news feature comprising of four sections that examines dual income married couples who are childless by choice (also termed as DINKs, which stands for Double Income No Kids). It is a timely report after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the low fertility rate in Singapore and delivered measures to combat the problem during his National Day Rally speech in 2008. Through interviews with more than 20 people, we look into why local DINKs choose to be childfree, the pressure they face as a result of their decisions, as well as the tipping points that reversed childfree mindsets for some of them. We conclude that the DINK phenomenon is here to stay, and while Singaporeans might not be ready to embrace DINK couples and their childfree mindsets now, they might become more accepting of them in future.
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Organisations: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:WKWSCI Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI/CA)

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