New PDF release: Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs and the State

By Et Al. Teo

ISBN-10: 0203966929

ISBN-13: 9780203966921

ISBN-10: 0415374871

ISBN-13: 9780415374873

Older individuals are frequently portrayed as social and monetary burdens simply because pensions, healthiness and social care need to stand up to expanding previous age dependency ratios. because of a scarcity of entry to illustration or an absence of social and fiscal energy, older humans have came upon few possibilities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political factor. Written via a magnificent group of authors, this book presents an in-depth research of the event of getting older in Singapore analyzing key concerns reminiscent of healthiness, paintings, housing, family members ties and care giving. It seems at how social categorization enters into way of life to clarify the a number of meanings of age and id encountered in a swiftly altering financial system and society. offering unique severe discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, growing old in Singapore will entice a large readership and is a useful source for coverage makers, carrier practitioners and students engaged on Asian gerontology.

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By Et Al. Teo

ISBN-10: 0203966929

ISBN-13: 9780203966921

ISBN-10: 0415374871

ISBN-13: 9780415374873

Older individuals are frequently portrayed as social and monetary burdens simply because pensions, healthiness and social care need to stand up to expanding previous age dependency ratios. because of a scarcity of entry to illustration or an absence of social and fiscal energy, older humans have came upon few possibilities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political factor. Written via a magnificent group of authors, this book presents an in-depth research of the event of getting older in Singapore analyzing key concerns reminiscent of healthiness, paintings, housing, family members ties and care giving. It seems at how social categorization enters into way of life to clarify the a number of meanings of age and id encountered in a swiftly altering financial system and society. offering unique severe discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, growing old in Singapore will entice a large readership and is a useful source for coverage makers, carrier practitioners and students engaged on Asian gerontology.

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The committee commissioned a comprehensive National Survey of Senior Citizens in the same year. Based on findings of a survey of 5,538 persons aged 55 years and more (Ministry of Social Affairs 1983), the Report of the Committee on the Problems of the Aged was published in 1984 (MOH 1984). Although titled Policy concerns and the framework of support 29 as ‘problems’, the 1984 report sets the direction of future perceptions about the implications of ageing. By stressing the potential contributions of older persons to society and the importance of incorporating them in socio-economic development while concurrently acknowledging and meeting their special needs, the committee wanted a more inclusive approach that would get the government the support it needed to tackle the ageing phenomenon (Cheung and Vasoo 1992).

Instead, it is more common for children to share the cost of employing a domestic help to take care of their dependent older parents at home, particularly with the relative ease of employing foreign domestic helpers in Singapore. Although many older persons are staying with their (married or single) children, there is a trend towards independent living. 5). 9 per cent of all households (The Straits Times 25 June 2005). A 2003 survey of households in Housing Development Board (HDB) estates that house 84 per cent of Singapore’s population showed a similar trend of older persons living alone (The Straits Times 21 June 2005).

Instead, it is more common for children to share the cost of employing a domestic help to take care of their dependent older parents at home, particularly with the relative ease of employing foreign domestic helpers in Singapore. Although many older persons are staying with their (married or single) children, there is a trend towards independent living. 5). 9 per cent of all households (The Straits Times 25 June 2005). A 2003 survey of households in Housing Development Board (HDB) estates that house 84 per cent of Singapore’s population showed a similar trend of older persons living alone (The Straits Times 21 June 2005).

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