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Opinion: The Real Challenges of an Ageing Population

Opinion  -  Andrew Kwok

The ageing of populations worldwide has had national governments scrambling to stave off looming economic decline and fiscal disarray.

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.

Population Ageing Requires Adaptive Responses, Not Just Technical Ones

Opinion  -  Melinda Elias, Donald Low

Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.

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.

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.

Editorial Issue 1

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Homes for a Nation — Public Housing in Singapore

Article  -  Yap Chin Beng

To meet the changing needs and aspirations of a more affluent and diverse population, Singapore's public housing will have to evolve in significant new directions in the coming decades.