05 Apr '11, 2am

Press Muse - Boilerplate Nationalism - via @Shareaholic

Press Muse - Boilerplate Nationalism - via @Shareaholic

Youths’ intention to emigrate ‘not linked to threat from foreign talent The study found four different profiles of young Singaporeans emerging with regards to emigration. Just over half, or 53.2 per cent, of the youths interviewed had a low intention to emigrate. These youths were classified as “Cosmopolitan Stayer” and “Heartland Stayer” (see box). But about two in 10 of youths surveyed – classified as “Explorers” – are not as optimistic about their life in Singapore and feel threatened by the presence of foreign talent. Sociologist Tan Ern Ser expressed surprise at the 20-per-cent figure. He co-authored a study in 1989, which found that 15 per cent of Singaporeans then considered emigration. “The ’80s must have been the golden age of emigration, given that the popular destinations of choice were perceived as allowing access to a more affordable, quality lifestyle, which ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/04/press-muse-boilerplat...

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