Ask: NUS Economists

Impact of Progressive Wage Model

Q What has been the effect of the Progressive Wage Model?

A Income inequality and wage stagnation are serious concerns among low-income workers throughout the world. Singapore is no exception. Various politicians and scholars have advocated a national minimum wage to tackle the problem. However, the Government in Singapore has roundly rejected a minimum wage in favour of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Impact of Progressive Wage Model'. Print Edition | Subscribe