inequality

Singapore's 2019 income gap improves, but could widen in 2020 due to Covid-19

ALTHOUGH Singapore's Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, dipped below 0.4 for the first time in at least a decade in 2019, economists caution that the income gap could again widen...

How has Covid-19 hit Singapore's less well-off?

THE coronavirus pandemic has, in a matter of months, unleashed an unprecedented crisis and disrupted the lives of millions around the world.

Lower-income hit hardest by Covid-19, as better off still buying stocks, homes, cars

COVID-19 has handed Singapore its deepest recession since the country's independence, but the pain inflicted by the pandemic has been unevenly spread.

Covid-19 and Singapore's wealth gap

THE Covid-19 virus has, in just months, unleashed an unprecedented crisis for countries and disrupted the lives of millions around the world.

Minimum wage, sharp words and no easy answers

WHAT'S clear enough is the common goal across the political divide to uplift poorer Singaporeans. What's clearly in contest is how to get there, and resolution is unlikely to come anytime soon....

Discuss minimum-wage idea now, even if it's to be implemented later: Jamus Lim

WHILE the current crisis might not necessarily be an ideal time to implement a minimum wage, the topic is worth discussing now, to prepare for rolling out such a policy in the future, Workers' Party...

Young and not so upwardly mobile

IN 2015, the last time any study of its kind was published, the Finance Ministry looked at incomes of those born from 1978-1982 (aged 37-41 this year) and concluded that inter-generational income...