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Title: Class ceiling : the social gap behind Singapore’s egalitarian image.
Authors: Chia, Stacey Pamela Shimin.
Kwong, Debby Jiahui.
Lim, Yan Liang.
Nur Idayu Suparto.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Communities, classes and races
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Class is a topic which Singaporeans tend to avoid in polite company, but the growing income gap and slowing social mobility means the issue can no longer be ignored. Our project aims to bring to the fore the ways in which class divides are being drawn, through the stories of Singaporeans from different backgrounds. We discovered that although the lines that separate the various classes may not be immediately apparent, and many still believe that we are a meritocratic society, the class dynamics at play have resulted in a decidedly unequal pace of progress across our society. The risk that some will get left behind is real. This, then, is the class ceiling.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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