Level of marriage preparedness of couples in Singapore

Policy considerations
Friday 27 July, 1215 – 1235

Presenters

Teh Yi Ying
Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore

Yolanda Chin
Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore

Abstract
In 2016, marriages between Singapore Citizens and Non-Residents formed 27% of all citizen marriages in Singapore. We embarked on a study to understand the level of marriage preparedness among these couples. The study analyses how couples prepare for a life together and the key issues they discussed. Findings from the study help to inform marriage preparation programmes for these couples.