Making citizen Babies for Papa

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dc.contributor.author Lyons, Lenore en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:10Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-25T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7402
dc.description.abstract This paper examines recent debates about reproductive policy in Singapore by examining the responses of two different groups of women - women Members of Parliament and feminist activists. Women currently make up 10% of MPs in Singapore. Although this figure is low when compared to average rates of female representation globally, it is the highest level in Singapore since Independence. All these women are members of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) in power since 1959. While publicly supportive of the view of the PAP male elite, this group of women has introduced a level of critique into reproductive policy not previously seen by the Singapore public. Local women’s groups too have played a visible role in public debates about population policy. The feminist group, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) has had a long interest in reproductive policy issues and released its own position paper to address the government’s recent policy making. This paper examines the responses of these two groups of women towards the PAP’s pro-natalist stance. It explores the extent to which these women have challenged the PAP as well as the obstacles to an independent feminist voice on population matters Keywords: Singapore, population policy, reproductive policy, total fertility rate, feminism, women in politics en_US
dc.format.extent 28 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Copenhagen Discussion Papers;2005-004 en_US
dc.title Making citizen Babies for Papa en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05nov25 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Asia Research Centre
dc.contributor.departmentshort ARC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Asia Research Centre
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ARC
dc.idnumber x656504055 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Feminist Responses to Reproductive Policy in Singapore en_US


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