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An Insight into Poverty in Singapore

19 Sep, 2018 11:22:59 AM / by Quek Leng Chuang posted in Social Entrepreneurship, Microphil, Business, Residential

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Although our nation is getting richer, those belonging to lower-income groups are feeling the pinch, with the ever-increasing cost of living, with rising utility bills, cost of food, transport fees and even taxes, just to name a few. According to SMU professor John Donaldson, approximately 10 to 14% of the local population are facing difficulties making ends meet. Also, while there are no official statistics in Singapore, according to international definitions, it can be suggested that approximately 1 out of 5 Singaporeans are living in relative poverty (with a median gross income of less than SGD 1500 per month).

 

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