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Australia’s baby bonus works: Research
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Australia’s baby bonus works: Research

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A study by several academics from RMIT showed that the cash gift which ranged from A$3,000 to A$5,000 over 10 years helped boost the number of babies by 24,000. The increase in the rates of women having more than one child also reaffirmed that Australian society valued children and bigger families, and that there was a need to reduce the financial barriers for those wanting to start or expand their family.  

They believed that the simple and transparent policy was what gained traction with the public and boosted its success rates.

Singapore’s Baby Bonus was also enhanced in 2015 – families can expect to receive $8,000 for 1st and 2nd child and 10,000 for 3rd and subsequent child.


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