Synopsis: The Straits Times' opinion editor Grace Ho takes a hard look at political and social issues of the day with her expert guests.
In this episode, the first of two parts, she looks at whether a family of four in Singapore needs $6,426 a month for a basic standard of living.
In the studio to explain the study and its methodology are Associate Professor Teo You Yenn of the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University; and Dr Ng Kok Hoe, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Case Study Unit at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Highlights (click/tap above):
00:41: Is there a household budget that captures the lived realities of Singaporeans? What is the Minimum Income Standard?
04:55: Addressing criticisms of the study and its methodology
10:00 How is the Minimum Income Standard applied in the United Kingdom, and how does the UK decide what is a living wage?
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