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Opinion: The Singapore Model of Workfare: Three Suggestions

Opinion  -  Hoon Hian Teck

In a market economy, pay and volume of joblessness are jointly determined.

Singapore's Social Support System: Two Anomalies

Opinion  -  Chua Hak Bin

The Singapore economy is rising with the tide of globalisation, but not everyone appears to be prospering equally.

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.

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.

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.

What We Didn't Know About Multigenerational Mobility: In Conversation with Gary Solon

Interview  -  Gary Solon

Better income data has uncovered surprising insights about income mobility and income inequality, says the noted researcher and economics professor.

How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

Review  -  Cai Shan

Review of Richard Florida's Who's Your City?

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.

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