What are some social problems in Singapore

Prosperity Poverty: Growing Social Disparities in Singapore

Poverty in a state of wealth: social disparities in the city-state of Singapore
[Journal article]

Abstract

"The following article shows, based on the current social and economic situation, important aspects of social inequality in Singapore and discusses the worsening income disparities against the background of the insufficiently developed welfare state ... more

"The following article shows, based on the current social and economic situation, important aspects of social inequality in Singapore and discusses the worsening income disparities against the background of insufficiently developed welfare state structures. The argument is guided by the thesis that The lack of or only inadequate social support contribute significantly to the social problems of a growing part of the population in the city-state, which is characterized by great prosperity, and the expansion of welfare state structures are a prerequisite for both solving the current social problems and for a long overdue democratization of Singapore. " (Author's presentation) ... less


"Singapore is the wealthiest nation in South-East Asia today. But behind its high-rise buildings and modern shopping malls rising social disparities and a growing number of poor households cast a shadow on an otherwise successful economic development. Shrinking incomes and rising prices for housing ... more

"Singapore is the wealthiest nation in South-East Asia today. But behind its high-rise buildings and modern shopping malls rising social disparities and a growing number of poor households cast a shadow on an otherwise successful economic development. Shrinking incomes and rising prices for housing and energy have increased the number of those who are struggling life in one of the most expensive cities in Pacific Asia. The situation is further complicated by a just rudimentary social security system that is not adequately designed for the needs of poor households. The following paper gives a brief insight into the current state of economic and social development in Singapore and its impact on the social fabric of the Singapore society. The lack of an adequately structured social security system for those households and the lower end of the income strata in general contribute most to the rising social disparities is what characterizes Singapore's social development today. " (author's abstract) ... less

Thesaurus keywords
Singapore; South East Asia; social inequality; Income gap; Poverty; Wealth; Inequality; Social policy; social problem; social support; Solve problem; Asia; Developing country

classification
Developing country sociology, development sociology
General sociology, macro-sociology, special theories and schools, development and history of sociology
social problems

method
application-oriented; descriptive study

Language document
German

Year of publication
2008

Page reference
Pp. 82-94

Magazine title
ASEAS - Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 1 (2008) 2

ISSN
1999-253X

status
Release version; appraised (peer reviewed)

License
Deposit License - No Redistribution, No Processing