Opinion - Hoon Hian Teck
In a market economy, pay and volume of joblessness are jointly determined.
Opinion - Chua Hak Bin
The Singapore economy is rising with the tide of globalisation, but not everyone appears to be prospering equally.
Article - Ho Kong Weng
Wage equality and intergenerational educational mobility may be in long-term decline in Singapore.
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.
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.
Review - Cai Shan
Review of Richard Florida's Who's Your City?
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.
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
Interview - Theresa W. Devasahayam
New York University’s Professor Lawrence M. Mead discusses workfare and income inequality in light of the US experience after a decade of welfare reform.