Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2012

Abstract

Increase social spending. Fine-tune foreign labour policies. Create more job opportunities.

These were just a few of the suggestions made during a forum organized by the anti-poverty group, ONE (Singapore) and Singapore Management University's Wee Kim Wee Centre on how to bridge the income inequality gap in Singapore.

Halimah Yacob, the Minister of State for the Ministry of Social and Family Development, said in the forum that a concern with income inequality is its impact on social mobility, as people need to have “a sense of hope and optimism that they can aspire to a better life”. How each society deals with the problem depends on its political will and resources.

Keywords

income inequality, minimum wage, social mobility, social welfare

Disciplines

Economics | Social Welfare Law | State and Local Government Law

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2013

Subject(s)

Income distribution -- Singapore, Equality -- Singapore

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