Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222908
Title: THE DETERMINANTS OF IMMIGRANTS � SOCIAL INTEGRATION AMONG THE HDB RENTERS
Authors: WANG YINGCHAO
Keywords: Tu Yong
Real Estate
RE
2017/2018 RE
Issue Date: 3-May-2018
Citation: WANG YINGCHAO (2018-05-03). THE DETERMINANTS OF IMMIGRANTS � SOCIAL INTEGRATION AMONG THE HDB RENTERS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Forming more than one-third of Singapore’s total workforce, the immigrant population plays a large and vital role in Singapore’s economy and society. Hence, it is important to understand their assimilation and integration level to avoid the hefty cost of failed integration. Therefore, this dissertation aims to investigate the social integration level of immigrants in Singapore as well as to figure out what are the determinants of this social integration. Through these objectives, this dissertation has two hypotheses: 1) Personal attributes, living conditions, social exposure and time exposure will influence immigrants’ integration level, which is interpreted objectively through their social behaviours. 2) Personal attributes, living conditions, social exposure and time exposure will influence immigrants’ self-perceived integration level. Surveys were done in order to prove the previous mentioned hypotheses. The respondents are mainly immigrants who are renting the HDB flat from the open housing market. They will be defined as HDB renters in this dissertation. The data collected are then analysed through the use of descriptive, correlation study and cross tabulation analysis. The main test used in this dissertation is the binary logistic regression. Two models are formed and used for the main analysis of this dissertation. Through the regression, it was found that exposure to Singapore culture and society is positively associated with immigrants’ social integration level. Furthermore, better living conditions and higher socioeconomic status will also positively impact on immigrants’ social integration level. An interesting phenomenon is that Indian immigrants are more likely to be integrated with Singapore society compared to immigrants from other races. Through these findings, the factors that will impact on immigrants’ social integration level in Singapore can be determined and this would be a useful strategy to help majority of the immigrants to better integrate with Singapore society. Recommendation for the future study is also presented in the last chapter of this dissertation.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222908
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