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dc.contributor.author Loh, Kah Seng.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T08:44:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T08:44:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2009-02-11T08:44:08Z
dc.identifier.citation Loh, K.S. (2006). Beyond rubber prices : negotiating the Great Depression in Singapore. South East Asia Research, 14(1), 5-31.
dc.identifier.issn 0967-828X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/4499
dc.description.abstract This paper looks at life in Singapore during the Great Depression in the early 1930s from the perspectives of the ordinary people who lived through it. Besides discussing the slump's impact on businesses, wages and employment, it examines how effectively people responded to the crisis. Their distress was alleviated by immigration controls and a fall in the cost of living at the societal level, and also by mutual help, based on family and kinship ties, at the individual level. It appears that life for many people was not as difficult as might be supposed. The quality of life, reflected in indices such as mortality and crime, seemed generally satisfactory after 1930, while the island was also spared serious social and political upheaval.
dc.format.extent 28 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher IP Publishing Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofseries South east asia research
dc.rights South East Asia Research c Copyright 2006. IP Publishing Ltd.
dc.subject DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social history and conditions.
dc.title Beyond rubber prices : negotiating the Great Depression in Singapore.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.journalvolissue Vol. 14, no. 1 (Mar. 2006)
dc.description.version Published version

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