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Articles & Working Papers
The list is arranged by publication year.
The Singapore worker: a profile.
Gives profiles of the employed, part-time worker, unemployed and retired workers largely based on the data from the National University Census Survey of 1987. There is a chapter on Singapore emigrants containing data on the number of Singapore citizenships renounced for 1981-1989 with breakdowns by classification of Singapore emigrants, marital status, age, occupation and reasons for emigration to the United States for 1972-1986. Published 1992
Labour force: an international comparison.
Compares Singapore's labour force participation, educational profile, labour productivity, labour turnover with that of Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, US and UK. The data used for comparison are for 1992-1994. Published 1995
Profile of the labour force of Singapore, 1983-1994.
Has figures for employed persons by age, sex, industry, occupation, income, educational qualification, with data on unemployed persons and economically inactive persons by age, sex, educational qualification for the period 1983 to 1994.
Conditions of employment 2000.
Has the number of workers by work-week pattern, flexible work arrangements, contract, annual leave and sick leave with breakdown by industry. Published 2000
Adult training, 2000.
Reports the results of the first National Survey on Adult Training 2000. Gives data for incidence and duration of training.
Global entrepreneurship monitor : Singapore country report 2000
Statistics on Singapore's entrepreneurial activities based on the Global entrepreneurship monitor (GEM) study in 2000 and data compiled by the Singapore country study team at CMIT (NUS). Available comparative data are usually between countries that participated in GEM or across age group. Also includes statistics on answers to questions on the GEM questionaire.
Conditions of employment 2002.
Has the number of workers by work-week pattern, flexible work arrangements, contract, annual leave and sick leave with breakdown by industry.
Profile of self-employed persons in Singapore.
Gives demographic profile of the self-employed over the period 1983 to 1991, with breakdown by age group, sex, educational status, industry, occupation, income. Breakdown data for taxi-drivers and hawkers are also given. Published 1993
Flexible work arrangements.
Has the number of part-time and temporary workers in 1998, with breakdown by sex, age group, industry and occupational group. Published 1999
Profiles older workers in Singapore using 1998 data. Has details of educational profile, employment by occupation and industry, nature of employment. published 1999
Occupation segregation: a gender perspective.
Using data from 1991 and 1999, charts are used to show the number and representation ratio of women in male dominated and female-dominated occupations in Singapore. Published 2000
Staff leave and welfare benefits.
Surveys the number of establishments providing different kinds of leave and staff welfare benefits with breakdown by industry.
Employment trend and structure
"This report describes the trend and structure of employment in Singapore over the last decade (1993-2003), which breaks down into jobs going to locals and foreigners in each major sector."--Intro.Published 2004
Recent trends in employment creation
Gives trend data from 1998-2005. Statistics includes resident labour supply, quality of employment creation and employment changes.
A statistical profile of older workers
Gives profile of older workers in Singapore in terms of education, employment status, type of jobs and industry. Also includes some comparison with other countries. Published 2007
Singapore workforce, 2009
Gives key findings from the Labour Force Survey conducted in mid 2009 involvingresident workers. Statistics are presented across years, gender and education level. Examples of statistics includes employment status, median income and workforce structure. More detail findings can be found in Report on labour force in Singapore, 2009