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

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Singapore, 25 Jul 2021

SINGAPORE 一 The Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) introduced by the Government in 1989 has sought to ensure that racial enclaves do not form in public housing estates. Yet, homeowners from the main ethnic groups comprising Chinese, Malays and Indians have been found to gravitate towards certain parts of the island.

This is based on a study led by Associate Professor Leong Chan-Hoong, a psychologist and statistician from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, who has been studying the spatial distribution of public housing blocks that have met their EIP limits since 2016.

The study was published in August last year in the book, Building Resilient Neighbourhoods in Singapore, which Assoc Prof Leong co-edited.
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