The year in review - Singapore

Inequality under the spotlight

More creative measures can be crafted to grow economic opportunities and incomes

ST ILLUSTRATION: MIEL

The issue of inequality dominated national conversations in the past year, as fears of a widening income divide and declining social mobility became a growing concern.

From coffee shop chatter to grassroots dialogues, in parliamentary speeches and on the pages of a bestselling book and beyond, the problem of an uneven playing field and the challenge of how best to help level it was discussed at length.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline 'Inequality under the spotlight '. Subscribe