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Daily Archives: 2013-04-16

The unofficial history of the poor in Singapore? (Part 1)

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Initiative to aid HDB residents settle arrears” (My Paper, Apr 15). Someone asked me recently how to we define poverty in Singapore? How many poor people are there? Of course I don’t have the answers. Some people have talked about invariably, the statistics like per capita income, household income, number of people …

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