Economic and social causes of poverty in S’pore and what we can do about it

  • Economic and social causes of poverty in S’pore and what we can do about it :
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What is the estimated size of absolute poor (those unable to meet basic needs unaided) in contemporary Singapore? What are the economic and social causes of poverty? What is the everyday experiences of inequality? Is government policy doing enough to eradicate absolute poverty and what else can it do ? What are the fiscal costs and can we afford to make poverty history in Singapore?

Our poverty policy triumvirate, Yeoh Lam Keong, Teo You Yenn and Ng Kok Hoe will share their perspectives on these questions and the responses of policy makers in the pursuit of an inclusive society for the most underprivileged. This forum wraps up the series of public discussions organised by Future of Singapore (FOSG) for the season.