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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Singapore, 1965-: Independence & Nation-Building 
Social Security & Welfare


Aspalter, Christian . Conservative welfare state systems in East Asia. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001. viii, 114p. Has chapter on Singapore. [HN720.5 Asi.As]

Asher, Mukul G.  Compulsory savings in Singapore: an alternative to the welfare state. Dallas, TX: National Center for Policy Analysis, 1995. 17p. [HD7235.12 Ash]

Asher, Mukul G.  Financing old age in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian Affairs: 72-100, 1996. [DS501 SAA]

Asher, Mukul G.  Financing social security in Singapore through the Central Provident Fund. IN Musgrave, R. A.; Chang, C.-H. & Riew, J., eds. Taxation and economic development among Pacific Asian countries. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994. Pp. 225-258. [HJ2970.5 Tax]

Asher, Mukul G.  Forced savings to finance merit goods: an economic analysis of the Central Provident Fund scheme of Singapore. Canberra: Centre for Research on Federal Financial Relations, Australian National University, 1985. 42p. [HD7235.12 Ash]

Asher, Mukul G.  The future of retirement protection in Southeast Asia. International Social Security Review, 51(1):3-30, 1998. Analysis of formal retirement protection plans in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. [HD7088 ISSR]

Asher, Mukul G.  Planning for the future: the welfare state in a new phase of development. IN Rodan, Garry, ed. Singapore changes guard: social, political and economic directions in the 1990s. New York: St Martinís Press, 1993. Pp. 153-167. [JQ729 Sia]

Asher, Mukul G.  Social adequacy and equity of the social security arrangements in Singapore. Singapore: Times Academic Press for the Centre for Advanced Studies, 1991. 53p. [HD7235.12 Ash]

Asher, Mukul G.  Social security in Malaysia and Singapore: practices, issues, and reform directions. Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia, 1994. 86p. [HD7235.12 Ash]

Asher, Mukul G.  & Phang, Sock Yong . Singapore's Central Provided Fund system: implications for saving, public housing, and social protection. IN Andersson, A. E.; Harsman, B. & Quigley, J. M., eds. Government for the future: unification, fragmentation, and regionalism. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1997. Pp. 287-316. [JS113 Gov]

Aw, T. C.  & Low, Linda . Social security in Singapore: continuous managed investment approach. Singapore: Singapore Institute of Labour Studies, 1996. 36p. [HD7235.12 Aw]

Aw, T. C.  & Low, Linda . Social security: how Singapore does it. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 6(1):97-116, 1996. [HV11 ASW]

Carling, Robert G.  & Oestreicher, Geoffrey . Singapore's Central Provident Fund. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund, 1995. 21p. [HD7235.12 Car]

Central Provident Fund Study Group . Report of the Central Provident Fund Study Group. Singapore: Department of Economics and Statistics, National University of Singapore, 1986. 108p. [HD7235.12 Cen]

Chan, Gordon Hou-sheng . A comparative study of the development of social welfare services in the developing countries with special reference to three Chinese societies: Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. 530p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Wales, 1984. [HV435.2 Cha]

Chow, Nelson W. S.  Social security provision in Singapore and Hong Kong. Journal of Social Policy, 10(3): 353-366, 1981. [HN1 JSP]

Chow, Nelson W. S.  Social security provision in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. Journal of International & Comparative Social Welfare, 2(1/2):1-10, 1985. [Perind Reprint Collection]

Dawar, Lina . Social security systems of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Asian Profile, 28(4):273-285, Aug. 2000. [DS1 AP]

Kalirajan, K.  & Paitoon Wiboonchutikula . The social security system in Singapore. ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 3(1):129-139, 1986. [HC497 Sou.AEB]

Kwon, Huck-ju . Democracy and the politics of social welfare: a comparative analysis of welfare systems in East Asia. IN Goodman, R.; White, G. & Kwon, H.-j., eds. The East Asian welfare model: welfare orientalism and the state. London: Routledge, 1998. Pp.  27-74. An examination of the social policies of five East Asian countries: Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. [HV410.5 Eas]

Liew, Kim Siong . The welfare state in Singapore. 120p. Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.) - Dept of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 1994. [HM15 *1994 32]

Lim, Linda . Social welfare. IN Sandhu, Kernial Singh & Wheatley, Paul, eds. The management of success: the moulding of modern Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989. Pp. 171-197. [DS599.63 Man]

Low, Linda  & Aw, Tar Choon . Financial security in old age: a case study of Singapore. IN Prescott, Nicholas, ed. Choices in financing healthcare and old age security. Washington, DC: 1998. Pp. 83-94. [HD82 Wbdp 392]

Low, Linda  & Aw, T. C.  Housing a healthy, educated and wealthy nation through the CPF. Singapore: Times Academic Press for the Institute of Policy Studies, 1997. 133p. [HD7287.8212 Low]

Midgley, James . Industrialization and welfare: the case of the four little tigers. Social Policy & Administration, 20(3):225-238, 1986. [HF1 SPA]

Ramesh, M.  The politics of social security in Singapore. Pacific Review, 13(2):243-256, 2000. [DS501 PR]

Ramesh, M.  Social security in ASEAN: trends and directions. North York, Ont.: University of Toronto-York University Joint Centre for Asian Pacific Studies, 1996. 25p. Examine the factors for and against increasing provision of statutory social security in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. [HD7221 Ram]

Ramesh, M.  Social security in Singapore: redrawing the public-private boundary. Asian Survey, 32(12):1093-1108, 1992. [DS1 AS]

Ramesh, M.  Social security in Singapore: the state and the changing social and political circumstances. Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 31(3):111-121, 1993. [JA8 JCP]

Ramesh, M.  & Asher, Mukul G.  Welfare capitalism in Southeast Asia: social security, health, and education policies. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. 217p. Has references to Singapore and Malaysia. [HN763.5 Ram]

Sherraden, Michael . Provident funds and social protection: the case of Singapore. IN Midgley, James & Sherraden, Michael, eds. Alternatives to social security: an international inquiry. Westport, CN: Auburn House, 1997. Pp. 33-60. [HD7091 Alt]

Sherraden, Michael . A study of the Central Provident Fund of Singapore. Social Dimension, 1:28-31, 1993. [HV435.2 SD]

Sherraden, Michael , et al. Social policy based on assets: the impact of Singapore's Central Provident Fund. Asian Journal of Political Science, 3(2):112-133, 1995. [HD7235.12 Spe]

Singapore Council of Social Service . Twenty-five years of social service: silver jubilee publication of the Singapore Council of Social Service. Singapore: Singapore Council Social Service, 1983. 50p. [HV435.2 Scs]

Sng, Siew Lin . Financing social security in South Korea and Singapore: a comparative analysis. 73p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Economics & Statistics, National University of Singapore, 1991. [HD30 *1991 59]

Tan, Siew Sang . Social welfare services in Singapore with special focus on the Singapore Council of Social Service, 1959-1980. 85p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1983. [D6 *1983 14]

Thomas, P. T.  Public assistance in Singapore. Indian Journal of Social Work, 37(3):313-330, 1976. [HV1 IJSW]

Wee, Chow Hou  & Han, Sin Bee . The Central Provident Fund: some micro and macro issues. Singapore Management Review, 5(2):35-52, 1983. [HD28 SMR]


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