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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.

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

Phases of Singapore's Demographic Development Post World War II

Article  -  Koh Eng Chuan

An emerging phase of demographic development brings new challenges for Singapore.

Rethinking a New Social Compact for Singapore

Article  -  Yeoh Lam Keong

To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.

Cities, Culture and Happiness

Article  -  Bruno S. Frey

The arts as a means to enhance individual well-being can have an impact on how culture should be encouraged by policy.

Randomised Controlled Trials in Policymaking

Article  -  Sharon Tham, Do Hoang Van Khanh

Controlled trials can bring rigour to the process of determining what works — and what does not — in public policy.