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Youth in Singapore optimistic about their future: Survey

Published on Feb 19, 2014 2:08 PM
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Young people in Singapore are optimistic about their future, a new survey has found. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NURIA LING

Young people in Singapore are optimistic about their future, a new survey has found.

The Mastercard Youth Confidence Index measures the short-term outlook and confidence levels among youth aged 18 to 29 in the Asia-Pacific region, with zero being the most pessimistic and 100 as most optimistic.

Through online surveys and face-to-face interviews, respondents were asked about their six-month outlook on five economic factors: their employment prospects, the economy, regular income, and their present versus expected quality of life in five years.

Singapore youth had an overall score of 68.8, behind Myanmar which topped the table of 16 regions with a score of 92.4. Youth in India and Indonesia had scores of more than 80.The lowest-ranking was Taiwan with 42.2.

 
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