Unwed mums to get 16-week maternity leave

Unwed mothers will soon get the same 16-week maternity leave that is given to married mothers.

Their children will also get a Child Development Account (CDA), which helps pay for their childcare and healthcare needs.

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin announced the extension of these benefits yesterday, in a move to avoid discriminating against these children. These benefits are now given only to married mothers and their children.

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