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Title: ACCOMODATING FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SINGAPORE : A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
Authors: WONG ENLING
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Low Sui Pheng
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2010
Citation: WONG ENLING (2010-06-02T04:54:43Z). ACCOMODATING FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SINGAPORE : A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The recent Serangoon Gardens dormitory controversy has led to a need to examine the underlying social issues causing low acceptance level of local residents towards foreign workers. The tension between foreign workers and local residents is worsened by the fact that the number of foreign workers in Singapore have increased rapidly over several decades in Singapore. This is due to the need for more construction labor in the face of the construction sector’s expanding growth. Low-skilled and unskilled foreign construction workers are employed to fill in the construction industry’s urgent demand for manual labor. However, locals find it difficult to accept the cultural norms and behavior that these foreign workers bring into Singapore. The research problem for this dissertation will be to examine whether local residents can accept foreign workers living near to them. The research findings will seek to find out the current level of acceptance local residents have towards the foreign workers in their neighborhood. After which, the findings are analyzed in relevance to the sociological perspective. Subsequent recommendations to better accommodate these foreign construction workers are provided. Also, limitations to the research survey in this dissertation as well as suggestion for future studies will also be discussed towards the end of the chapters.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223632
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