Looking at inequality: An analyst's view

There are many ways to measure inequality beyond the well-known Gini coefficient. For a broader, social trade-off perspective, other tools might help shed more light.

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Singapore has reached an inflection point regarding inequality.

Whether one looks at the recently released Institute of Policy Studies survey on social capital, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's candid comments in Parliament or to frequent chatter in the blogosphere, inequality is increasingly on the minds of Singaporeans.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2018, with the headline Looking at inequality: An analyst's view. Subscribe