In an opinion piece, Assoc Prof Teo You Yenn, Provost’s Chair and Head of Sociology at NTU and Ng Kok Hoe, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Case Study Unit at LKYSPP, NUS, explained how their study drew up what makes for basic living standard in Singapore. “In 2017, when we first made plans to use the Minimum Income Standards (MIS) approach, we were uncertain about the answers to these questions.
The consensus-based focus group approach had been developed and used by researchers at the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) at Loughborough University in Britain since 2008, and adapted by researchers in Ireland, France, Portugal, South Africa, Mexico, Japan and Thailand,” they wrote.
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