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Title: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN PROMOTING SOCIAL MOBILITY IN SINGAPORE
Authors: DARYL JOEL LEE SI-XUAN
Keywords: Integrational Income Mobility
University Education
Issue Date: 5-Apr-2021
Citation: DARYL JOEL LEE SI-XUAN (2021-04-05). EXPLORING THE ROLE OF A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN PROMOTING SOCIAL MOBILITY IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper investigates the role of university education in Singapore on social mobility, specifically intergenerational income mobility. Focusing on the National University of Singapore (NUS), I use data from the 2018 and 2019 Graduate Employment Survey (GES) to documents four main results. First, students from lower-income households do not appear underrepresented at NUS. Second, the earning outcomes between students from higher-income households and lower-income households are similar. Third, students from lower-income households are fairly mobile, however, there is heterogeneity in mobility by race and gender. Out of the different fields of study, the School of Computing (SoC) exhibits the highest upward mobility. Lastly, rates of upward mobility – the fraction of students from lower-income households that end up in the top quintile of the income distribution – varies by faculty; SoC has the highest rates of upward mobility.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/192040
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