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Supporting Jobs and Livelihoods during the Pandemic

Article  -  Terence Ho

LKYSPP’s Terence Ho surveys the Singapore Government’s multi-pronged approach to supporting businesses, incomes and households—for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

Making Ours an Uplifting Society

Opinion  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

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

Case Study- Towards a Society without Re-offending

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This case study charts Singapore Prisons Service's transformation journey over the years and discusses the origins of the YRP and its key milestones.

Extraordinary Times, Fundamental Principles: The 2009 Budget and the Ministry of Finance's Approach to Countercyclical Economic Strategy

Article  -  Jonathan Pflug

Four key principles anchor the bold anti-recessionary measures in Singapore’s 2009 Budget.

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.

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.

Supporting Job Growth and Worker Prosperity in a New Era of Automation

Opinion  -  Richard Dobbs, Eoin Daly

With the advent of advanced automation, governments have a critical role to play in responding to workforce transitions.

Fiscal Responses to COVID-19 in Singapore and Hong Kong

Article  -  Alfred M. Wu

Deploying judicious pandemic support measures, Singapore and Hong Kong have sought to stabilise their economies and societies, while laying a foundation for post-pandemic growth.

Making Workfare Work: The US Experience — Interview with Lawrence M. Mead

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.

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.