Ageing in Singapore: Service needs and the state

1st Edition

Peggy Teo, Kalyani Mehta, Leng Leng Thang, Angelique Chan

Routledge
Published July 13, 2012
Reference - 192 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415645775 - CAT# Y143208
Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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Summary

Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political issue.

Written by an impressive team of authors, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the experience of ageing in Singapore examining key issues such as health, work, housing, family ties and care giving. It looks at how social categorization enters into everyday life to elucidate the multiple meanings of age and identity encountered in a rapidly changing economy and society.

Providing original critical discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, Ageing in Singapore will appeal to a wide readership and is an invaluable resource for policy makers, service practitioners and scholars working on Asian gerontology.

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