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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Daily Lessons from Life 28 December 2017 - Mixing enough?

"More can be done to facilitate mixing among people of different social classes, IPS survey finds

SINGAPORE: More effort could be made to encourage Singaporeans from different school backgrounds and housing types to mix together, according to researchers behind a Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) survey which was released on Thursday (Dec 28).
The nationwide survey, which was done in partnership with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), asked 3,000 Singapore citizens and permanent residents about the nature of their social ties.
The face-to-face survey was conducted between January 2016 and October 2017, and selected respondents through a random sampling of dwelling types.
In terms of socio-economic diversity, the survey found that respondents can easily name people they know from different gender and age groups. They are also fairly able to list people from different racial, religious and nationality groups within their network.
But those surveyed were less likely to have named people from different backgrounds across two categories - the type of school attended, that is, what the respondents believe to be "elite" and "non-elite" schools, and whether they lived in public or private housing."
Hmm. Thot the big melting pot of NS would hv put the most diverse groups of Sgp males together regardless of race, languge, religion, school, housing type n more? Does the survey include these NS boys?
If these facts r true for the female sample maybe it is understandale though undsirable. Even that the housing type should be neutral whether the kids come fr private or public housing type right?
If we talk abt work place, again unless it is a very exclusive profession or specialised industries, the different housing types should hv no impact given Sgp is a meritocracy  (albeit academically inclined). No?
Actually I wonder what would IPS Questionnaire would hv revealed abt diversity n mixing well if the survey was conducted specifically for the cabinet members? Surely the main link will be meritocracy n not housing type or maybe not?
Is there a class divide? Should we be worried abt it? Nah. Not if the highest group in Sgp is fairly homogenous!! Lol!!

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