Singapore Chronicles is a series launched in conjunction with the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore, by providing analysis as well as historical accounts on a variety of uniquely Singaporean topics.
'Singapore Chronicles - Social Services' 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.
AUTHORS: HO Chi Tim
196 mm x 129 mm
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