Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

7-2013

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 saw increasing inequality and with it an underlying possibly diminished upward intergenerational mobility due to skill-biased growth processes, skill-biased parental influence, liberalization 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, the paternal influence on educational aspiration and attainment is more pronounced than the mother's. Non-Chinese and youths from disrupted families are worse off in both educational aspirations and educational attainment.

Keywords

Income distribution, Regional economic disparities, Asia, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Economics | Growth and Development | Income Distribution

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

Publication

Growth with Inequality: International Comparison of Income Distribution

Editor

Xue Jinjun

First Page

191

Last Page

206

ISBN

9789814401685

Publisher

World Scientific

City or Country

Singapore

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/9789814401685

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