AussieDodger wrote:Old_Style wrote:"I think most people who take the course would find it easier to get a girlfriend," Prakash was quoted as saying. "But I'm not really looking for a girlfriend now as I want to concentrate on my studies."
There's the problem right there.
Educated people aren't having babies anymore.
I hate governments with a passion that have a baby bonus, that just fills the trailer parks.
For an educated person who isn't keen on kids, $5000 isn't going to change their mind so that "incentive" is a waste of time.
I think the issue, at least the issue that Singapore is addressing with these classes, is that their young educated people are too socially awkward and spend too much time learn math and not enough time learning how to talk to members of the opposite sex. That is probably true of all countries. If you look at the number of sexually active students in American colleges, the number in the more time consuming majors (like bio and chem) is much lower than in majors that are less time consuming.