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Academics call on country to seriously reflect on the issue of social inequality

Published on: 03-May-2020

Lianhe ZaoBao, page 12
 
The covid-19 pandemic has revealed the extent of inequality in society. In an online session discussing lessons that can be drawn from the pandemic, a panel of experts urged the government and people to reflect on the issue of inequality and to take steps to improve existing social policies. Assoc Prof Teo You Yenn from NTU’s School of Social Sciences said that if those less fortunate in society is not properly taken care of, the wealthy elite at the top will also be affected, resulting in the overall instability of the economy, with those at the bottom the hardest hit. Assoc Prof Teo added that the pandemic has revealed various aspects of inequality in society – including those between working classes, gender, and nationality.

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