Singapore vs. Chile: Competing models for welfare reform

Type: Reports Written by Dr Eamonn Butler, Mukal Asher & Dr Karl Borden | Tuesday 26 November 1996

The authors argue that UK welfare reform should combine the best features of successful reforms in other countries, rather than copying a single model. Contrasting the system in Singapore with the Chilean model, they maintain that important lessons can be learnt, Where Chile highlights the significace of private management. Singapore shows the possible flexability of new welfare provision. Both show the importance of moving to personally funded welfare accounts.

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