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.
Asian Studies | Economic Policy | Macroeconomics | Public Economics
Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges
Yap Mui Teng & Yeung Wei-Jun Jean
City or Country
NG, Irene Y. H. and HO, Kong Weng.
Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore. (2013). Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges. 241-258. Research Collection School Of Economics.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soe_research/1660
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