In 2019 Singapore’s income equality fell to its lowest level for two decades. However, some observers expect income inequality to widen again from 2020 due to the uneven economic impact of the COVID pandemic. In this view, high-wage work has continued robustly throughout the pandemic while, in contrast, low-wage work has been profoundly curtailed by public health restrictions and economic downturn. In this ESS webinar chaired by Professor Danny Quah, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, our panelists discuss the challenges of income inequality in Singapore due to the pandemic and more generally. What is the consensus now on tradeoffs between growth and equity? How are social mobility and income inequality related in Singapore? What factors in Singapore drive social stratification or, conversely, increased equality? How does demography interact with income inequality? Is the real problem in inequality of outcome or inequality of opportunity? Join us in what promises to be a lively discussion on the challenges of income inequality in Singapore.

Income Inequality, Unpacking the Challenge

22 January 2021 05:00:00 PM

Economic Society of Singapore

Income Inequality, Unpacking the Challenge
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