Organisation of households: Household and business formation

Organisation of households: Household and business formation Phuah Eng Chye (24 March 2018) Demographic aging and shrinking households can be regarded as marking the transition to a less physical environment; namely an information society. Physical environments require resources and manpower for war and physical production and growth is sustained by expanding populations. In contrast, an … “Organisation of households: Household and business formation”

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Organisation of households: Household formation and the housing market

Organisation of households: Household formation and the housing market Phuah Eng Chye (17 March 2018) Household formation has been the traditional force powering the housing market and economic growth. Derek Thompson observes “more formations is good news. It suggests more people getting jobs, getting apartments, getting married, having kids, and (in all likelihood) spending more … “Organisation of households: Household formation and the housing market”

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Organisation of households: Shrinking households, labour market frictions and societal cultures

Organisation of households: Shrinking households, labour market frictions and societal cultures Phuah Eng Chye (10 March 2018) Economies face threats not only from demographic aging and rising dependency but also from the erosion of traditional family structures which are becoming more diverse in terms of relationships, race and beliefs. This is consistent with the transition … “Organisation of households: Shrinking households, labour market frictions and societal cultures”

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Organisation of households: Changing household structures and dependency

Organisation of households: Changing household structures and dependency Phuah Eng Chye (3 March 2018) While there is considerable analysis on the direct effects of demographic aging and shrinking populations, less attention is paid to the economic and social effects from changing household structures. In this regard, traditional household organisation consisted mainly of large families with … “Organisation of households: Changing household structures and dependency”

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Organisation of households: Causes of demographic aging

Organisation of households: Causes of demographic aging Phuah Eng Chye (24 February 2018) Economies undergo transitions from agriculture to manufacturing to services and now to sharing. Each phase represents an elevation in the use of information which in turn raises the intensity of the information effects[1] of intangibility, size, speed and transparency. These forces cause … “Organisation of households: Causes of demographic aging”

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The sharing economy: Sharing infrastructure and beyond

The sharing economy: Sharing infrastructure and beyond Phuah Eng Chye (10 February 2018) Economies are making a transition beyond services into what is popularly described as the sharing economy. The reach of sharing extends far beyond the sharing of consumer assets and houses. Jeremy Rifkin calls the sharing economy “the first new economic system that’s … “The sharing economy: Sharing infrastructure and beyond”

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