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Relationships give Singaporeans satisfaction, but tangibles fall short

Study on what matters for Singaporean finds overall quality of life dipped in 2016 compared to 2011

The 2016/17 survey is the fifth report in the series which is conducted every five years. Some 1,503 Singapore citizens responded between October 2016 to February 2017.


IRONICALLY, one of the longest-running nation-wide research on quality of life in Singapore is not conducted by sociologists, but by two business school academics.

NUS Business School's associate professors Siok Kuan Tambyah and Tan Soo Jiuan recently unveiled their...