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Title: Immigration, population, and foreign workforce in Singapore : an overview of trends, policies, and issues
Authors: Yang, Hui
Yang, Peidong
Zhan, Shaohua
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Yang, H., Yang, P., & Zhan, S. (2017). Immigration, population, and foreign workforce in Singapore : an overview of trends, policies, and issues. HSSE Online, 6(1), 10-25.
Journal: HSSE Online
Abstract: Immigration has been a “hot button” issue in Singapore in recent years. This paper provides an overview of the key policies, trends, and issues relating to immigration, population, and foreign workforce in the city-state. The paper begins by looking at Singapore’s current immigration landscape, and then examines the city-state’s foreign manpower regime, which constitutes the institutional foundation for immigration to Singapore. The highly intertwined immigration and foreign labour policies are then explained along two fundamental underlying dimensions – economy and demography. The paper ends by looking at local grassroots society’s reactions to the influx of immigrants in recent times, and the ways in which the Singapore government has since tried to address such concerns.
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
National Institute of Education 
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s) (published by Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Singapore). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Fulltext Permission: open
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