SINGAPORE-MOVING UP THE ‘ESCALATOR’ – IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO ENSURE EVERY S’POREAN HAS A FAIR SHOT IN LIFE
Inside an MRT in Singapore, Feb 2014. Wikimedia Commons
By Kenneth Cheng
It is not a new phenomenon here and elsewhere, but social inequality has once again become the talk of the town this past month. It began with a television documentary on the class divide in Singapore, which ignited a spirited debate on social media. Later, a string of global studies on social mobility and equality kept the issue in the spotlight and prompted various government leaders to weigh in.
First published in: Today