Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

7-2013

Abstract

The Singapore government responded swiftly to the 2008 global recession, doling out a range of policies in aid of all levels of wage earners. This paper explores the impacts of economic trends and government policies on low-wage earners. Using a theoretical model and empirical data from a pilot study of recipients of a government Work Support Program, it demonstrates the effects of socioeconomic factors on multi-stressed low-earning families. It discusses the adequacy of current policies in addressing the multiple stressors experienced by low-wage earners.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Economic Policy | Macroeconomics | Public Economics

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

Publication

Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges

Editor

Yap Mui Teng & Yeung Wei-Jun Jean

First Page

241

Last Page

258

ISBN

9789400773868

Identifier

10.1007/978-94-007-7386-8_14

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Dordrecht

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://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7386-8_14

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