Published on 25 Jul 2021

Study finds ‘clustering’ of races in some neighbourhoods largely due to purchasing power disparity

TODAY

Ethnic clusters have formed in certain public housing estates despite the Ethnic Integration Policy, a study led by Associate Professor Leong Chan-Hoong, a psychologist and statistician from SUSS, has found. Asst Prof Laavanya Kathiravelu from NTU said that the clustering effect was of concern because it potentially means that people have lower chances of meeting others of a different race or socio-economic class, which could be heightened due to work-from-home arrangements. She added: “This could create more insular living environments and everyday experiences in interacting with fellow residents.”

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