Social class and inequalities

  • Ong Qiyan, Walter Theseira and Irene Y.H. Ng, “Reducing debt improves psychological functioning and changes decision-making in the poor”, PNAS, 116(15): 7244-7249 (2019)
  • Ng Kok Hoe, Teo You Yenn, Neo Yu Wei, Ad Maulod and Ting Yi Ting, “What older people need in Singapore: A household budgets study” (2019) — see also the Whats Enough SG website for more on Minimum Income Standard research in Singapore
  • C.Y. Kwan and M.G. Asher, “Managing shocks in Singapore’s ageing and retirement arrangements”, Policy Studies, 1470-1006:1-15 (2019) DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2019.1634189
  • Teo You Yenn, This is What Inequality Looks Like (Ethos Books, 2018)
  • Youyenn Teo, “Whose Family Matters? Work–Care–Migration Regimes and Class Inequalities in Singapore”, Critical Sociology, 44(7-8): 1133–46 (2018)
  • I.Y.H. Ng, Y.Y. Ng and P.C. Lee, “Singapore’s restructuring of low-wage work: Have cleaning job conditions improved?”, Economic and Labour Relations Review 29(3): 308-327 (2018)
  • I.Y.H. Ng, “Asset building challenges with low-income families”, in S. Vasoo and B.  Singh (eds.), Critical Issues in Asset Building in Singapore’s Development, pp. 113-136 (World Scientific, 2018)
  • Linda Y.C. Lim, “Social Welfare” in K.S. Sandhu and P. Wheatley (eds.), Management of Success: The Moulding of Modern Singapore, pp. 171-197 (ISEAS, 1989), reprinted in Linda Y.C. Lim, Business, Government and Labor: Essays on Economic Development in Singapore and Southeast Asia, pp. 17-47 (World Scientific, 2018)
  • Linda Y.C. Lim, “Beyond Gender: The Impact of Age, Ethnicity, Nationality and Economic Growth on Women in the Singapore Economy”, Singapore Economic Review 60(2) (2015), reprinted in Linda Y.C. Lim, Business, Government and Labor: Essays on Economic Development in Singapore and Southeast Asia, pp. 177-186 (World Scientific, 2018)
  • Pow C.P., “Courting the ‘rich and restless’: globalisation of real estate and the new spatial fixities of the super-rich in Singapore”, International Journal of Housing Policy 17(1): 56-74 (2017)
  • Garry Rodan, “Capitalism, Inequality and Ideology in Singapore: New Challenges for the Ruling Party”, Asian Studies Review  40(2): 211-230 (2016)
  • T. Abeysinghe and Y.H. Wong, “Housing prices, graduates and income inequality: The case of Singapore” in Hal Hill and Jay Menon (eds.), Managing Globalization in Asia (ISEAS, 2016)
  • Tan Ern Ser and Tan Min-Wei, “Two Stories on Class in Singapore: Diversity or Division” in Managing Diversity in Singapore: Policies and Prospects, pp. 121-141 (Imperial College Press, 2016)
  • Irene Y.H. Ng, “Being poor in a rich “nanny state”: Developments in Singapore social welfare”, Singapore Economic Review, 60(3):15500381-17 (2015), reprinted in Linda Y.C. Lim, ed., Singapore’s Economic Development: Retrospection and Reflections, pp. 279-298 (World Scientific, 2016)
  • Catherine J. Smith et. al., A Handbook on Inequality, Poverty and Unmet Social Needs in Singapore (Lien Centre for Social Innovation 2015)
  • Donald Low and Lam Keong Yeoh, “Beware the inequality trap” in Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh (eds.), Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus, pp.113-9 (NUS Press, 2014)
  • Donald Low, “New Options in Social Security” in Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh (eds.), Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus, pp.120-138 (NUS Press, 2014)
  • Donald Low, “The Four Myths of Inequality in Singapore”, Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh (eds.), Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus, pp.17-30 (NUS Press, 2014)
  • Irene Y.H. Ng, “Social Welfare in Singapore: Rediscovering Poverty, Reshaping Policy”, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 23(1): 35-47 (2013)
  • Yang Razali Kassim, “Imagining Singapore 2030: Language, Demographics and the Region”, The Idea of Singapore, special issue of Commentary, 22: 77-83 (2013)
  • Weng Tat Hui, “Economic growth and inequality in Singapore: The case for a minimum wage”, International Labour Review, 152(1): 107-23 (2013)
  • Irene Y.H. Ng, “The political economy of intergenerational income mobility in Singapore”, International Journal of Social Welfare, 22: 207-218 (2013)
  • S.H. Kang and C.H.Leong (eds.), Singapore Perspectives 2012: Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides (World Scientific and Institute of Policy Studies, 2012)
  • Manu Bhaskaran, Seng Chee Ho, Donald Low, Kim Song Tan, Sudhir Vadaketh and Lam Keong Yeoh, “Inequality and the Need for a New Social Compact” In Singapore Perspectives 2012, pp. 1-41 (2012)
  • Daniel P. S. Goh, “Multiculturalism and the Problem of Solidarity” in Terence Chong (ed.), Management of Success: Singapore Revisited, pp. 561-578 (ISEAS, 2010)
  • Teo Youyenn, “Gender disarmed: How gendered policies produce gender-neutral politics in Singapore,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 34(3): 533-558 (2009)
  • Mukul G. Asher and Amarendu Nandy, “Singapore’s policy response to aging, inequality and poverty: an assessment”, International Social Security Review, 61(1): 41-60 (2008)
  • Tan Ern Ser, Does Class Matter? Social Stratifications and Orientations in Singapore (World Scientific, 2004)
  • R.B.H. Goh, “Ideologies of ‘Upgrading’ in Singapore Public Housing: Post-modern Style, Globalisation and Class Construction in the Built Environment”, Urban Studies, 38(9): 1589-1604 (2001)
  • Keng Mun William Lee, “The poor in Singapore: Issues and Options”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 31(1): 57-70 (2001)
  • E. F. Pang, “Growth, Inequality and Race in Singapore”, International Labour Review, 1(1): 15-28 (1975)

Government and other publications

  • Ministry of Finance, Income Growth, Inequality and Mobility Trends in Singapore, Occasional Paper (August 2015)