Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

Singapore was and remains an immigrant society. The immigration of newcitizens and temporary workers has become the primary means by which thepopulation is replenished and right-sized for its economic and demographicrequirements. More than one in three persons (or 38.6 percent) living inSingapore are foreigners (non-citizens, including permanent residents) in2013.[2] Of the 3.45 million working population in Singapore, about 38 percent(or about 1,296,800 persons are foreigners.[3] The vast majority of theseforeigners are transient workers (migrant workers) on short-term work permits.Of these, about 211,000—all women—are employed as domestic help (or ‘maids’ inlocal parlance) as of June 2013.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Law and Gender | Law and Society

Publication

Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific

Issue

36

ISSN

1440-9151

Publisher

Australian National University

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