Tag Archives: Institute of Policy Studies

GOVT THINKTANK BLAMES SINKIES FOR BEING UNHAPPY WITH LACK OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE

According to government think tank Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), more than half (55%) of Singaporeans surveyed are unhappy that their work demands ate into their family time. This is an increase from 47% last year in 2009. The finding has surprised researchers from IPS, who expected a lower figure since businesses are offering more work-life harmony schemes such as flexi-time work arrangements.

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[COMPLAIN] IPS PAPER DISMISSES LEGITIMATE COMPLAINTS OF SINGAPOREANS AS “IRRATIONAL” SPEECH OR “DRUMS”

I read with dismay the recent Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) paper by Dr Carol Soon on "How to build a "rational" cyberspace". This paper was published on the IPS website on the 12th of March. The paper can be read online here: www.ipscommons.sg/how-to-build-a-rational-cyberspace/. In all honesty, this paper adds nothing to the discussion on internet freedom and democracy in Singapore, but is just a parroting of the usual government propaganda which tries to paint online voices as sources of "irrational" noise or untruths.

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More nationality-based prejudice, IPS survey finds

There is a growing discomfort across nationalities, even as comfort levels across race and religion appear to have largely remained the same, a survey has found. Some 32.1 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed felt that prejudice based on nationality has become more widespread now compared to five years ago, and this is more so than the increase in other types of prejudices such as race, age or religion.

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Most Singaporeans conservative: IPS survey

Singapore remains a largely conservative society in which pre-marital sex and having a child out of wedlock are still frowned upon. That was the finding of a survey on social morality by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), released on Tuesday. The questions were asked as part of a wider survey of more than 4,000 Singaporeans on race, language and religion.

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