State and Family in Singapore:
Restructuring a Developing Society
Janet W. Salaff
This fascinating book looks at the transformation of once impoverished families in Singapore, mainly engaged in providing unskilled and cheap labour for mass produced goods, into a middle class retrained with improved technical skills for more complex assembly work. The change was driven by state policy prompted by Singapore losing ground to cheaper labour elsewhere. Besides better income and increased skills, the families also went through profound social changes which are documented in this anthropogical study. 301 pages.
Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia
Cornell University Press 1988. First edition
Condition: Good. Hardback. Although this is an ex-library book it looks almost new, the only significant marks being a library sticker on the spine and two others on the rear end papers, stamps on all three text blocks and on one of the front end papers.