Workfare: The Fourth Pillar of Social Security in Singapore
Article - Jacqueline Poh
Singapore’s latest labour policy is more than a wage supplement scheme—it is a bold new addition to the social safety net in today’s volatile economic environment.
Economic Development and Social Integration: Singapore’s Evolving Social Compact
Article - Soh Tze Min
Is continuous meritocracy the key to balancing economic integration and social cohesion in a period of slowing growth?
The Nordic Social Security Model: Squaring the Circle?
Article - Koh Tsin Yen
The Nordic states appear to have achieved an enviable balance between strong economic growth and generous welfare provisions, but they too face new pressures from globalisation.
Quality of Life in Singapore
Article - Tan Li San
Can Singapore become one of the world's most liveable cities in the 21st century?
Growth with Equity: The Challenge of Income Distribution
Article - Kenneth Chan
"…the issue is not how much inequality there is, but how much opportunity there is for the individual to get out of the bottom classes and into the top."– Milton Friedman
Ageing Repositioned: Singapore in the New Global Demography
Article - Sarah Harper
Singapore will soon be one of the demographically oldest countries in East Asia, as measured by the proportion of the population aged 65 and over. The median age of Singapore residents has increased over the past quarter-century, from 24.4 years in 1980 to over 35 today. This has been fuelled by a fall in Singapore’s Total Fertility Rate, which now stands at 1.24 per resident female, one of the lowest in the world.
Aid for Work: The Singapore and US Models in Context
Article - Theresa W. Devasahayam
Theresa W. Devasahayam examines Singapore’s workfare strategy in light of the US model on which it is based, and finds key points of departure that could inform policy development in future.
Wage Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility and Education in Singapore
Article - Ho Kong Weng
Wage equality and intergenerational educational mobility may be in long-term decline in Singapore.
Phases of Singapore's Demographic Development Post World War II
Article - Koh Eng Chuan
An emerging phase of demographic development brings new challenges for Singapore.