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YAP, Mui Teng 叶镁盛

Yap Mui Teng 叶镁盛

Principal Research Fellow

Yap Mui Teng 叶镁盛
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 8367
Fax: +65 6763 6033

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Dr Yap Mui Teng is a Principal Research Fellow at the Demography and Family research cluster at the Institute of Policy Studies.  She is also an Associate of the Changing Family in Asia cluster at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore.

She has written and published widely on fertility and family planning, migration and ageing in Singapore and the region and was formerly a statistician in two government agencies and a researcher in the East-West Centre in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Mui Teng has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) degree from the University of Singapore, and Master and PhD degrees from the University of Hawai’i.

Her CV is available here

Research Interests

Policy responses to low fertility in Singapore and elsewhere; policies on the aged; migration policies; poverty alleviation policies



Conference Participation and Presentations/Speeches

  • Presenter, “The role of government in elderly wellbeing: The Singapore experience”, at the Invited Symposium on Roles of Government and Community in Promoting Elderly Well-Being, IAGG Asia/Ocenia 2015 Congress, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-22 October 2015.
  • Presenter, “Population policy and development in Singapore”, at the Second Family Policy Seminar in Asia and the Pacific, organised by the OECD, OECD Korea Policy Centre and the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Seoul, Korea, 29 October 2015.
  • Presenter, “Policy response to (ultra-) low fertility in Singapore”, at the Plenary session on Ultra-Low Fertility, Third Asian Population Association Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 July 2015.
  • Chaired, “Differentials and variations in fertility”, at the Third Asian Population Association Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 July 2015.
  • Co-presenter, “Fertility preference in Singapore”, at the Workshop on Fertility Preference in Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 July 2015.


  • Member, Research Grant Resource Panel, VCF Social Service Research Grant, National Council of Social Service (August 2014–July 2016)
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