Review - Jeanne Conceicao
Conventional strategies to fight poverty may be doing more harm than good.
Article - Yap Chin Beng
To meet the changing needs and aspirations of a more affluent and diverse population, Singapore's public housing will have to evolve in significant new directions in the coming decades.
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.
Opinion - Zheng Yongnian, Lye Liang Fook
China's political landscape is evolving in subtle but significant ways, as it develops economically and a more assertive and socially aware population emerges.
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.
Article - Andrew Kwok
Is there an impending ageing crisis? Two views predominate in the global discourse.
Opinion - Melinda Elias, Donald Low
Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.
Article - Norbert Walter
What will the global ageing trend mean for finance, investment and production? Professor Norbert Walter highlights the economic implications of ageing in the coming decades.
Article - Soh Tze Min
Singapore’s tripartite model of labour relations has underpinned three decades of success, but it must now contend with destabilising forces in the modern globalised economy.
Article - Rosa Daniel
Upgraded infrastructure and creative programming enliven the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods, as it aspires to become a global cultural hub.