A more equal voting system needed in greying Singapore (Opinion, Page A21)

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Straits Times

This was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Sng Tuan Hwee from the Department of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Tan Jia Yi, a recent graduate from the Department. They discussed how we can have a voting system that takes into account Singapore’s fast-greying population, and how economic theory can help put things into perspective. Noting that as the median voter ages, political parties may be incentivised to pander to the elderly at the expense of the young, they discussed alternative approaches and opined that it is a good time for us to think about our lop-sided voter structure before it becomes too late.

The ‘Ask: NUS Economist’ column is a monthly series by the NUS Economics Department. Each month, a panel will address a topical issue.

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