The Importance Of Social Sustainability

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3.1 Social Sustainability
Social Sustainability is defined as the aspect of sustainability that comprises of human rights, labour rights, corporate governance and social cohesion. Other social aspects includes well-being, safety, accessibility, heritage, religious and cultural sensitivities and equity. (Sustainable Event Alliance, n.d.)
To ensure social sustainability in a country, various aspects of social issues such as social cohesion, education, peace and stability of the economy and other important aspects must be achieved. These social policies are very important to the society, especially in developing countries, as the lack of enforcement in these issues can disrupt peace in the society.
Ensuring social cohesion is one of the most
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Both countries are very similar in terms of its GDP performance, demographics and diversity. With multiple ethnic and religious groups residing in both countries, Singapore has a population of 5.47 million, and it is the 36th most populous country in the world. Israel, following at the 37th position, has a population of 8.22 million. The net immigration rate for both countries are also quite high relatively, with Singapore at 5th position with 14.05 immigrants/1000 people and Israel at 46th position with 2.24 immigrants/1000 people. (Central Intelligence Agency) The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for both countries are also very high, with $308 billion for Singapore and $304 billion for Israel. Income inequality in both countries are also quite high, with Singapore being the most unequal society in terms of income and Israel being the most unequal among the other countries in OECD. (Lior Dattel,…show more content…
This includes the provision of basic needs such as healthcare, housing and education. There were also some measures taken to increase the opportunities for women in the labour force, such as an increased subsidies for day care facilities. There are also programs to integrate the many immigrants going into the country, such as language learning classes (Tokatli) and authorities such as the Jewish Agency, which helps in the welfare of the Jewish immigrants, such as providing financial aid and accommodation. (David Levi-Faur, 2014)
3.2.3 Similarities and Differences between Singapore and Israel’s efforts for Social Sustainability
Both countries’ effort to build a socially sustainable society are similar, in which in both cases, the provision of basic necessities such as education, housing and the provision of a better quality of life. One major difference between these two countries is the immigration of immigrants. In Israel, the government provides welfare aid to mostly Jewish immigrants to maintain the Jewish population a majority in their demographics. In Singapore, the integration of immigrants consists of programs are mandatory for all immigrants. (David Levi-Faur, 2014 Israel
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