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 - 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.
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.
Article - Yeoh Lam Keong
To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.
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 - Lim Xiuhui
Singapore's system of social security is based on enabling self-reliance, supported by strong family and social networks.