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Singapore's economic internationalization and its effects on work and family.

Authors
  • Chia, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sojourn (Singapore)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2000
Volume
15
Issue
1
Pages
123–138
Identifiers
PMID: 12349651
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

There are tensions between Singapore's economic strategy of internationalization and the emphasis on family life. Frequent travelers, unaccompanied expatriates, and their families experience these tensions. The frequent or extended absences of frequent travelers and expatriates make it difficult for them to fulfill their family roles and obligations, and may lead to estrangement from their families. Families who are left behind may face role conflict and role strain, but actually draw closer in their efforts to cope with the absence of their absent members. Researchers, policy-makers, and employers can contribute towards reducing the tensions between internationalization and family togetherness.

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