Using GPS Data to Measure Social Segregation

Social segregation occurs when groups from differing socioeconomic backgrounds living in the same city have little opportunity of interaction with each other. This has profound impacts on socioeconomic outcomes. The measure of social segregation has traditionally been carried out through the use of census records. However, one key issue with relying on this method is that it is dependent on residential data. Increasingly, our social […]

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The Black Swan: Assessing Labour Market Dynamics in Singapore

Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has provided forecasts of -5% to -7% for the nation’s real GDP growth in 2020. Looking at the worst-case scenario of a 7% contraction this year, what can we learn of Singapore’s labour market dynamics, and what can be done to improve resiliency?   To put this forecast into perspective, the last time Singapore faced a […]

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