Economic growth and inequality in Singapore

The case for a minimum wage

Weng Tat Hui

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Abstract

In the context of Singapore's ageing population, the employment of large numbers of low-skilled foreign workers is proving to be a major challenge to inclusive growth because of the stagnation of low-wage workers' incomes. In order to address this problem, the author makes the case for introducing a minimum wage to complement existing in-work benefit schemes. After addressing the commonly voiced objections to a minimum wage system, he suggests ways in which a minimum wage could be implemented in Singapore. New measures to enhance the social safety net and foster more sustainable economic growth are also proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-123
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Labour Review
Volume152
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • economic development
  • low income
  • migrant worker
  • minimum wage
  • Singapore
  • wage differential
  • wage policy

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  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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Economic growth and inequality in Singapore : The case for a minimum wage. / Hui, Weng Tat.

In: International Labour Review, Vol. 152, No. 1, 03.2013, p. 107-123.

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