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SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : SOCIAL SERVICES

SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : SOCIAL SERVICES

SINGAPORE CHRONICLES : SOCIAL SERVICES
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press are jointly launching the Singapore Chronicles series in 2015. This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the philosophical to the mundane, the fundamental to the practical, these Singapore Chronicles titles include Constitution, Presidency, Housing, Transport, Demography, CPF, Sports and Food. Each volume in this series will serve as a primer on the subject. Written by leading experts, they will focus on key aspects of the subject, providing analysis as well as an historical account. Readers will gain an insight into what makes Singapore tick and also why it has chosen certain “paths un-trodden”.

SOCIAL SERVICES

This book presents a historical overview of personal social services in Singapore, known fundamentally as social welfare. The well-being of the Singapore nation is usually understood and presented in broad imperatives, such as defence and economy. In the colonial times, relatively less attention was paid to the significant everyday needs of Singaporeans at various stages in their lives, anticipated or otherwise. The post-colonial government had taken these matters seriously and over time addressed many issues of social welfare in a systematic and sustainable fashion. However, this is work in progress as social welfare is not a static concept and people are a static group.

Contents

Foreword
1. Anti-Welfare Singapore? Rhetoric and Reality
2. Social Services for a Colonial Society
3. The Shift in Colonial Social Policy
4. A Nascent Social Welfare State
5. Legacies of a Social Welfare Policy
6. The Impact of Separation in 1965: Change and Continuities
7. “Many Helping Hands” (and the “Retreat” of the State)
8. The “Return” of the State
9. Looking Forward
10. Reflections on Social Services and Nation-building
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Weight 0.15 grams
Author Mr Ho Chi Tim
ISBN 978-981-4747-49-3
Size 129 mm x 196 mm (portrait)
Extent 112pp
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Illustrated or Black & White
Language English
 
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