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​COVID-19 exposes the Singapore migrant worker experience

Published on: 11-Nov-2020

East Asia Forum 
 
In a commentary, NTU sociologist Asst Prof Laavanya Kathiravelu wrote about how there are now almost no new infections among the migrant population thanks to Singapore’s inclusive understanding of public health. But how long low-wage migrant welfare — and associated issues of living standards — remain integral concerns to Singapore will depend on whether the shift in public perception and policy brought about by COVID-19 lasts, or whether it will be an instance of pandemic exceptionality, she wrote.

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