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Does Class Matter?: Social Stratification and Orientations by Tan Ern Ser

By Tan Ern Ser

This ebook offers a accomplished portrait of sophistication constitution, dynamics, and orientations in Singapore - understood as a brand new state, a capitalist and rising wisdom financial system, a mostly middle-class society, and a polity with a robust kingdom - on the flip of the recent millennium. It introduces a wide range of contemporary information on a vast diversity of themes with regards to social stratification in Singapore: classification constitution, political participation, political alienation, nationwide satisfaction, welfarism, luck values, unionism, social mobility, the electronic divide, and the sandwich iteration. To catch the lived stories of individuals from assorted social sessions, thereby complementing the varied tables awarded, the publication additionally profiles six case experiences of people or households, highlighting the demanding situations they face and the choices they own.

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540 ns. Support for unionism It should not be surprising that support for unionism is related to class, since unions are originally, if not primarily, working class organizations. 22 show the corresponding results for the view "Singapore unions ensure that their members are treated fairly". 19 indicate that those in the working class occupational category are more likely to support unionism than their service or intermediate class counterparts in the labour force. 16). A plausible explanation for the latter finding is that the self-identified upper class may have, in their work experience as managers or proprietors, observed that unions do provide some protection to workers.

44 Does Class Matter? 007 sig. 928 ns. 000 sig. Extent of optimism How do Singaporeans view the future? 55) were less upbeat on the previous items, they seem to express greater optimism about the near future. 000 sig. 001 sig. 00 sig. 46 Does Class Matter? ) This suggests a more stable orientation on the part of middle age and middle class Singaporeans. It could also be that the earlier items—perceptions about whether Singapore is "a good place to raise children" and "a good place to make a living"—deal with a more deep-seated belief, and are therefore not easily influenced by economic fluctuations.

1991). , 1991). , 1991:101). However, it may be argued, on the basis of our finding here, that, even as the lower class think of "hard work" as giving them hope for upward mobility, their seeing "luck" as a success factor makes it easier for them to accept their lack of success. While we have highlighted the statistically significant differences between age, class, and ethnic categories above, it should be noted that, by and large, Singaporeans, regardless of age, class, and ethnicity, tend to give similar rankings to the five attributes.

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