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By Et Al. Teo

ISBN-10: 0203966929

ISBN-13: 9780203966921

ISBN-10: 0415374871

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Older individuals are frequently portrayed as social and monetary burdens simply because pensions, overall healthiness and social care need to face up to expanding previous age dependency ratios. because of an absence of entry to illustration or a scarcity of social and monetary strength, older humans have chanced on few possibilities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political factor. Written through a magnificent staff of authors, this book offers an in-depth research of the adventure of aging in Singapore analyzing key matters corresponding to future health, paintings, housing, family members ties and care giving. It seems at how social categorization enters into lifestyle to explain the a number of meanings of age and identification encountered in a speedily altering economic system and society. offering unique severe discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, growing old in Singapore will attract a large readership and is a useful source for coverage makers, provider practitioners and students engaged on Asian gerontology.

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3). The impact of better health care is more evident when life expectancy at age 60 is examined. 6 years in 1970 among older men and older women respectively (Japan Aging Research Center 1997: 104). 6 and 19 years respectively for older males and females (MCYS 2005a). In contrast to the increase in life expectancy is the decline in birth rate. In a comparative analysis of fertility rates in East and Southeast Asia (Atoh et al. 2004), it was found that Singapore is among seven countries in this region that has completed its fertility transition.

2 in the year 2000 (DOS 2000a). 5 per 100 persons aged 15 to 64 (IMC on the Ageing Population 1999). e. those aged 85 and above, are increasing at a faster pace than the rest. 9 per cent. 6 Singapore’s ageing population 19 born outside Singapore. With 91 per cent having no formal education, these women characterize the first generation of migrants to Singapore in the early twentieth century (Ang and Lee 2000). As many remained unmarried, they have had to depend on clan associations to take care of them (see Chapter 3); today, those who are still alive rely on state assistance.

In examining for gender differences, we found that the educational attainment of older women in 1990 was much lower than older men. 7 per cent of women aged 60 years and over had below secondary school 22 Singapore’s ageing population level education. Lower education levels also translate into a lower labour force participation rate among older women. 7 per cent (Shantakumar 1994: 57). By 2000, the proportion for women had dropped marginally to 8 per cent (Mehta 2005: 49). In general, however, the socio-economic profile of older persons is expected to change as the baby-boomer cohort reaches retirement age.

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