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​News | To have more babies, lower the search costs for a marriage partner

Published on: 11-Sep-2018

The Straits Times, page A15 (with blurb on page A2)

In a commentary, Dr Euston Quah, professor of cost-benefit analysis and head of economics at NTU, said that the actual cost of having a child could be lower than its perceived cost. Dr Quah, who is also president of the Economic Society of Singapore, said, lowering the search costs for a partner with better matchmaking can lead to earlier and more marriages, and this in turn, may result in more babies.
Read the full article here.

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