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Equal gender pay set back a generation by pandemic, WEF says

At the current pace it will take 135 years for men and women to get the same paycheck for similar work
From bipolarisation to bifurcation - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Inequality

From bipolarisation to bifurcation

“We need a new capitalism — a more fair, a more just and a more equitable capitalism,” says Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.

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Citi Singapore adjusts pay for women who earn less than male peers doing the same work

The move follows a global pay review earlier this year from Citi, which found on average the company’s female employees earn 29% less than the men there.

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If wealth is justified, so is a wealth tax

(Dec 13): Economic inequality has moved to the top of the political agenda in many countries, including free-market poster children such as the US and the UK. The issue is mobilising the left and causing headaches on the right, where wealth has long been

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When affluent cities face a crisis of social mobility and grievances over inequality

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): Three of the world’s more affluent cities have erupted in protests and unrest this year. Paris has faced waves of protests and rioting since November 2018; soon after, French President Emmanuel Macron raised fuel taxes. Hong Kong has

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Wealth tax deserves serious attention

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): Proposals for a broad tax on wealth are not new, but they are receiving renewed attention in the US. Steadily increasing income and wealth inequality has raised social and ethical concerns, even among a subset of the wealthy. This trend

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Thomas Piketty back with 1,200-page guide to abolishing billionaires

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Thomas Piketty’s last blockbuster helped put inequality at the centre of economic debates. Now he is back with an even longer treatise that explains how governments should fix it — by upending capitalism.

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Making sense of data: Household income and expenditure, basic needs and inequality

When the lowest income households have higher expenditure than income, what does this imply about inequality and unmet needs? How do we put trends of mobile phone and aircon ownership in perspective? Ng Kok Hoe and Teo You Yenn offer insight into the late

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Singapore's lowest earners see expenses outpace income

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): Singapore’s overall average monthly household income has risen 2.4% since half a decade ago in 2012/13, whereas expenditure only went up 0.8%. But the bottom 20% of households in the city state might be feeling even poorer than before

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Singapore's poorest households spending more than they earn: SingStat data

SINGAPORE (July 31): Singapore’s overall average monthly household income has risen 2.4% since half a decade ago in 2012/13, but the bottom 20% of households in the city state might be feeling even poorer than before.
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