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Everyday Consequences of Class Inequality

Everyday Consequences of Class Inequality
When
Thursday, 08 Sep 2022, 05:30 pm–07:00 pm
Venue
SMU Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, School of Accountancy, Level 2
Speaker Details

Teo You Yenn

Teo You Yenn Teo You Yenn is Associate Professor, Provost’s Chair, and Head of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University. Her research focuses on poverty and inequality, governance and state-society dynamics, gender, and class. She is the author of Neoliberal Morality in Singapore: How Family Policies make State and Society (Routledge, 2011) and This is What Inequality Looks Like (Ethos Books, 2018). Her current research focuses on cross-class comparisons of work and family, basic needs and minimum income standards.
Series
Lien Fung's Colloquium / Big Questions
Open To
SMU Community, Public
Event Synopsis

The contemporary global context is one of intense wealth, income inequality and narrowing social mobility. Class privilege or disadvantage and their reproduction shape people’s wellbeing in profound ways. In this lecture, Teo You Yenn will look at how scholars have studied the effects of class inequality on everyday lives, with particular focus on how class matters in shaping the experience of work, family, and the connections between the two.