Irene Y. H. Ng
Irene Yue Hoong Ng is Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Service Research Centre at the National University of Singapore.
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- Singapore has become a stratified society. Years of unevenly distributed growth in a neoliberal growth regime has led to emergence of a class of working and non-working poor who face insurmountable challenges in uplifting themselves from a cycle of poverty.
- (August 2015)"Being Poor in a Rich “Nanny State”: Developments in Singapore Social Welfare". The Singapore Economic Review 60 (03): 1550038. DOI:10.1142/S0217590815500381. Republished in Lim, Linda Y. C., ed. Singapore's Economic Development: Retrospection And Reflections. World Scientific. p. 279. ISBN 978-981-4723-48-0.
- We accept some inequality in order that we can have the kind of economic prosperity that has brought us this far.
- As quoted in How famously uptight Singapore became a playground for Asia's 'crazy rich' (September 3, 2018) by Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times