Title

Economic and social implications of aging in Singapore

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Aging and Social Policy

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

73

Last Page

92

Keywords

Aging population, China, Chinese elderly, Employment policy, Family caregiving, Home care, Singapore

Abstract

The economic and social impacts of population aging in Singapore are examined, particularly their impact on labor supply and the extent to which traditional family and community care providers can meet the challenges of an aged population. The adequacy of public policy responses, such as the new employment policy and the Central Provider Fund, are explored. Government strategy to shift the burden of care to the family and other community providers is challenged.

DOI

10.1300/J031v10n04_05

Print ISSN

08959420

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1999 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Language

English

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