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Title: Beyond rubber prices : negotiating the Great Depression in Singapore
Authors: Loh, Kah Seng
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social history and conditions
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: IP Publishing Ltd
Source: Loh, K.S. (2006). Beyond rubber prices : negotiating the Great Depression in Singapore. South East Asia Research, 14(1), 5-31.
Series/Report no.: South East Asia Research
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.
ISSN: 0967-828X
DOI: 10.5367/000000006776563695
Rights: South East Asia Research Copyright 2006. IP Publishing Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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