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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 2210
Professor
J.Wright
Semester
Summer

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Week 8 “Bifurcated labour: the uneven incorporation of transmigrants in Singapore.” - Yeoh 2005 What does this paper do: outline how dynamic flows of transnational labour shapes the global city. Examines the birfurcated nature of Singapore’s foreign labour policies (how the transience permanence divide is dependent on SKILL & TALENT) ● different policies dealing with different segments/levels of skill create two segments of economy = no possibility of interpenetration ● Singapore is a global city that depends on labour migrants ● nation building: excludes certain constitutions from the geobody of the nation ● immigration controls were relaxed when industrialisation went into full swing. The 1970’s marked full employment (except in 1973 with
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