The results showed an increasing proportion of unmarried graduate women — a trend compounded by the preference among local men for women with lower educational qualifications than themselves, while graduate women preferred better-educated men. He warned that the talent pool would be depleted unless better-educated Singaporeans married and had more children. Social Development Unit. The need for social development in Singapore p. Singapore: The Author. Call no. Social Development Unit , , pp. The Straits Times , p. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.