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Useful Links to Research Websites and Statistics

 

Ministry of Social and Family Development

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MSF aims to build a cohesive and resilient society through their policies, community infrastructure, programmes and services. Useful publications include reports, pamphlets, brochures and guidebooks. Researchers interested in social issues relating to family, elderly, youth, gambling and work-life can visit the Research Room.

 

Ministry of Health

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Information and statistics available include those on healthcare in Singapore, the operations of hospitals, as well as the monitoring of infectious diseases in Singapore.

 

Health Promotion Board

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The Student Health Survey 2006 assessed behaviours and health risks of cigarette smoking, sexual practices, nutrition, physical activity, and mental health among Secondary 1-4 students. 

 

Housing and Development Board

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The Sample Household Survey 2008 reported the demographic and socio-economic profile of residents and identified their needs and expectations for housing.

 

National Library Board Singapore

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Members of the public can sign up for an account and access the eResources portal in or within the libraries. From the eResources portal, they can access the eDatabases, which include useful articles and journals in the humanities and social sciences from JSTOR, ProQuest social science journals, ProQuest psychology journals and more.

 

People's Association

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PA is a statutory board that promotes racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore. News, announcements and publications within PA are available here.

 

Singapore Department of Statistics

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Publications available include the Population Trends 2011 analysis and the Statistics on Marriage and Divorces Report 2010.

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Census 2010 is a comprehensive source of information on population and households in Singapore, and provides benchmark data for all demographic, economic and social statistics.
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The Elderly in Singapore 2011 provides a statistical profile of the elderly resident population aged 65 years and over in Singapore.

 

National Council on Problem Gambling

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The Problem Gambling Conference 2009 focused on "Understanding & Addressing Youth Gambling", and saw local and overseas key experts sharing their insights on the latest in research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling.

 

National Family Council (NFC)

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NFC is an advisory and consultative body for family-related policies, issues and programmes. Relevant research and publications on family matters can be found here.

 

National Youth Council

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Statistics and figures on youth demographics and other relevant indicators are available for policy-makers, youth work practitioners and interested members of the public.

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TheYouth Research Grant is available to support research on youth-related topics.

 

National University of Singapore

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Virtual Institute for the Study of Ageing supports and facilitates ageing research across a wide range of NUS faculties and research institutes.

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Asia Research Institute is a university-level institute that focuses on and provides resources for research in humanities and social sciences on the Asian region.

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ScholarBank@NUS is the institutional repository that houses journal articles, conference papers, datasets, teaching materials, patented works and students’ theses.

 

Singapore Police Force ]

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The Singapore Police Force Annual 2010 communicates both the Force’s achievements in the preceding financial year (FY) and workplans for the new FY through its general reviews, feature articles and statistical reports.

 

National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

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NPVC seeks to provide thought leadership through their research reports and publications on volunteerism and philanthropy. Their publications on best practices and research reports on volunteerism and philanthropy will be useful to individuals, non-profit organisations and corporate donors.

 

Lien Centre for Social Innovation  

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Lien Centre actively supports the development of thought leadership in the social space landscape through centre-conducted research and calls for proposals. They invite proposals that contribute to the understanding of critical social issues and potential means for their resolution. An example is a publication titled “Unmet Social Needs in Singapore: Singapore’s social structures and policies, and their impact on six vulnerable communities".

 

Institute of Policy Studies

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IPS seeks to cultivate clarity of thought, forward thinking and a big-picture perspective on issues of critical national interest through strategic deliberation and research. One of their core research areas, which is directly relevant to the social service sector, is Demography and Family. Major areas of study include the causes and consequences of the low Total Fertility Rate, the characteristics of the ageing population and the needs and support systems required for older populations, immigration and labour mobility policies, and projection of future demographic scenarios.

 

Samaritans of Singapore

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Suicide statistics in Singapore for 2010 is available.

 

Seminar and Conference Papers

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Seminar report on "Social Impact of the Social Service Sector: Insights from Australia and Singapore" by NCSS and the Civil Service College.
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