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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.

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.

Opinion: The Singapore Model of Workfare: Three Suggestions

Opinion  -  Hoon Hian Teck

In a market economy, pay and volume of joblessness are jointly determined.

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.

Making Ours an Uplifting Society

Opinion  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

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

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.

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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.

Editorial Issue 3

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Economic Thinking and Practice in Singapore

Interview  -  Ravi Menon

The application of economic principles to public policy has shifted significantly over the past decade, in response to new insights and changing circumstances, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore explains.