Title

Aging trends : Singapore

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

Publication Date

12-1-1995

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

349

Last Page

356

Abstract

Singapore is a small country with an area of approximately 633 square kilometres. It has had remarkable economic growth since its full independence in 1965, focusing on high-skill, high-level service sector activities that have so far proved popular and lucrative for the nation. Three major inter-related issues have emerged concerning population aging in Singapore. The first two concerns are whether aging will increase dependency on the state for welfare and financial assistance and whether traditional family caring structures will survive and provide the care deemed necessary in the future. The third concern focuses on the potential impact of population aging on Singapore's future economic growth and development.

DOI

10.1007/BF00972334

Print ISSN

01693816

E-ISSN

15730719

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Phillips, D. R., & Bartlett, H. P. (1995). Aging trends: Singapore. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 10(4), 349-356. doi: 10.1007/BF00972334