Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

7-2011

Abstract

While the strategy of openness had earned Singapore rapid economic growth, upward social mobility, and possibly decreasing inequality in the early years of development, the more recent years has seen increasing inequality. With this inequality comes an underlying possibly diminished upward inter-generational mobility, due to skill-biased growth processes, skill-biased parental influence, liberalisation in the education industry, and structural changes in the society, which hurt the human capital accumulation of children in families under economic and intra-household stresses. In particular, paternal influence on educational aspirations and attainment is more pronounced than maternal influence. Non-Chinese and youths from disrupted families are worse off in both educational aspirations and educational attainment.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Economics | Growth and Development

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

Publication

Crisis Management and Public Policy: Singapore’s Approach to Economic Resilience

Editor

Sng Hui Ying & Chia Wai Mun

First Page

161

Last Page

178

ISBN

9789814340892

Publisher

World Scientific

City or Country

Singapore

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789814340892

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