Population ageing is a global phenomenon, and countries in Asia and the Pacific are aging at a much faster speed than was the case in developed countries. What are the problems involved for the region, and what are its responses? Taking a broad perspective, this talk focuses on the common principles that guide national ageing policies, including Singapore's. Briefly tracing the evolution of Singapore's population policy, the range of measures for "successful ageing" are evaluated against a subtle shift in policy framework. Implementation problems are identified. More fine-grained research on the ground is advocated, as well as more comparative analysis of policy and practice in other Asian Pacific countries should be made to point our way forward.
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Prof. Aline Wong, Academic Advisor, SIM University; Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
- Wednesday, 29 February 2012
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road