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Singapore Chronicles: Social Services

PART OF Singapore Chronicles SERIES
Publisher: Straits Times Press
  • Description
  • About the Series
  • 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.

  • To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press jointly launched 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 a historical account. Readers will gain an insight into what makes Singapore tick and also why it has chosen certain “paths un-trodden”.

ISBN: 9789814747493
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 112
Year Published: 2016
Size: 196mm x 129mm (P)
Language: English