Prosperity and poverty in affluent states

22 October, 2013

According to the report released by the Hong Kong Commission on Poverty, around 15.2 percent of the population became poor. How is the situation in Singapore? What is the policy implication of Hong Kong for Singapore? Professor Jonathan Rigg from Geography Department, National University of Singapore, said that what makes tackling poverty in Singapore more difficult than Hong Kong is that the poor here are not as visible as in other countries or regions like Hong Kong. More details can be found below: