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Rethinking Responsibility

Opinion  -  Stephanie Siow, Theophilus Kwek

Two young Singaporeans reflect on whether narratives of self-reliance may obscure deeper structural gaps.

Uniquely Singapore, Uniquely CPF

Article  -  Laura Lim, Eng Soon Khai, Heidi Chan

Singapore’s pragmatic approach to social security has led to the development of a unique system that does not readily adhere to international benchmarks.

Navigating the New Economy: A Future that Works

Opinion  -  Andrea Phua

Success in a changing world will demand more than technical skills: it will call for adaptability, empathy and a deeper sense of meaning.

Meritocracy: Time For An Update?

Opinion  -  Tiana Desker

While the spirit of meritocracy is still important for Singapore, there may be a need to review our ideas about how it can be put into practice.

Sector-Based Training that Works: A Conversation with James A. Riccio

Conversation  -  James A. Riccio

MDRC’s James Ricco discusses how sector-based training can be made more relevant to both workers and employers.

Making Ours an Uplifting Society

Opinion  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

One that uplifts everyone through opportunities in life, uplifts the low-paid, and uplifts the spirit.

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?

Trends and Shifts in Employment: Singapore’s Workforce

Article  -  Augustin Lee

Worldwide shifts in employment patterns may challenge the assumptions underlying current manpower policies.

Editorial Issue 18

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

The future of work is less about who gets to do the work, but what work is worth doing—and what tradeoffs should be made in so doing.