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Household incomes up despite inflation: Public sector outcomes review

Published on Dec 26, 2012 4:36 PM
 
File photo of the Singapore skyline from the 73rd floor (helipad) of the Swissotel. Household incomes rose last year despite rising inflation, while government transfers and taxes helped to nudge income inequality downwards. -- ST PHOTO:  KUA CHEE SIONG

Household incomes rose last year despite rising inflation, while government transfers and taxes helped to nudge income inequality downwards.

These were among the findings of the latest public sector outcomes review. Released on Wednesday, it gave a snapshot of health, education, manpower, housing and other statistics.

It is the second such government stock-take. The review, introduced in 2010, will continue to be issued every two years.

According to the report, the median monthly household income in real terms - that is, after taking inflation into account - has risen since 2009.

 
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