Singapore Chronicles: Central Provident Fund (CPF)
- About the Series
Singapore Chronicles: Central Provident Fund reflects the economic history and social development of Singapore. CPF policies are aligned with national objectives – economic growth, macroeconomic stability, asset-building and savings for health and retirement.
Since its inception in 1953, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), the mandatory savings scheme, has evolved to meet Singaporeans’ housing and investment aspirations as well as retirement needs while Singapore progressed from Third World to First. The CPF’s intricate connection with housing financing has made Singapore’s social protection system a unique social innovation in the world. With an ageing population, the CPF will continue to explore more ways to stay relevant to retirement and other needs. As the choice architect, the CPF Board needs to anticipate behavioural responses and manage the expectations of its members.
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”.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 108
Year Published: 2016
Size: 196mm x 129mm (P)