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Ageing and Public Policy — A Global Perspective

Article  -  Andrew Kwok

Is there an impending ageing crisis? Two views predominate in the global discourse.

Successful Ageing — A Review of Singapore's Policy Approaches

Article  -  Olivia Goh

In Singapore, the issue of an ageing population has been on the national agenda since the 1980s, with several high-level committees formed to study ageing trends.

Ageing Population: What to Expect and What to Do

Article  -  Norbert Walter

What will the global ageing trend mean for finance, investment and production? Professor Norbert Walter highlights the economic implications of ageing in the coming decades.

Lifelong Learning and Ageing: Evidence From Singapore

Article  -  Sheng Yee Zher, Johnny Sung, Chia Ying

While age and educational background are key factors influencing our ability to learn, a recent study suggests that enabling technologies and learning methods can help seniors to go further.

Successful Ageing: Progressive Governance and Collaborative Communities

Article  -  Teoh Zsin Woon, Kharina Zainal

The Ministry of Health’s Deputy Secretary (Development) shares perspectives on embracing Singapore’s coming demographic shift.

Ageing Repositioned: Singapore in the New Global Demography

Article  -  Sarah Harper

Singapore will soon be one of the demographically oldest countries in East Asia, as measured by the proportion of the population aged 65 and over. The median age of Singapore residents has increased over the past quarter-century, from 24.4 years in 1980 to over 35 today. This has been fuelled by a fall in Singapore’s Total Fertility Rate, which now stands at 1.24 per resident female, one of the lowest in the world.

Transforming Community Care in 2030

Article  -  Nadine Chia, Melissa Khoo

Singapore is developing a networked community care system to meet the changing and varied needs of senior in a rapidly ageing society.

Reimagining Productive Longevity

Article  -  Kok Ping Soon

By increasing seniors’ productive capacity, strengthening the ecoysystem functional capacity and changing the social narrative, we can turn ageing from a societal liability to a productive asset for the nation.

The Future of Heartland Living

Article  -  Cheong Koon Hean

Innovations in hardware and heartware shape the design of Singapore’s next-generation residential towns.