Social Policy In An Ageing Society
Age and Health in Singapore
David Reisman, Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Surrey, UK
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Around half the world’s population live in countries where the fertility rate is far below the replacement rate and where life expectancy is increasing dramatically. Using Singapore as a case study, Social Policy in an Ageing Society explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Old and Ill 3. The Provident Fund 4. Affordable Health Care 5. Payment for Health: Medisave 6. Payment for Health: MediShield and Medifund 7. Home and Family 8. Assets: Capital and Property 9. Labour in the Retirement Years 10. Older Workers: The Policy Options 11. Conclusion Bibliography Index