Tag: ageing population
As Singapore attempts to get Unesco to recognise its hawker culture as unique, hawkers are growing older with few willing to replace them.
Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo says a higher retirement age will motivate employers to prepare for an older workforce.
Turning to automation raises productivity and removes a bottleneck to economic growth but marks a retreat from a services-oriented culture where the customer is king.
The Malaysian Employers Federation says a 'preferential tax' should be imposed instead, following the government's economic outlook report which estimates 2.4 million people above 65 by 2020.
You can't collect income tax from retirees, says Firdaos Rosli of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies.
Empty recruiting tables and disinterested audiences are commonplace for the SDF as Japan's demographic troubles and robust economy have created a silent crisis for military recruiting.
An opinion poll this month showed 51% felt her government did not take Germans' concerns about immigration seriously. In eastern Germany, the figure was 66%.
State-media has hinted in recent weeks that China, the world's most populous nation, may be preparing to end its decades-long policy of determining the number of children that couples can have.
For one, it helps to ensure you have more assets than expenses. The more you put into assets, the lesser you will have to spend on other things.
According to the UN, Thais aged 60 or over will more than double to 23 million by 2050, straining the country’s government-managed medical facilities.
Students are linked with retirement homes so older people can discuss the challenges they face living in the city.
Mature workers expect more support from employers and government for long-term employability.
40% of 2,000 respondents said they would not be comfortable paying for higher social spending on the elderly through higher taxation instead of tapping on the national reserves.
Economist Yeah Kim Leng says Malaysia has to achieve target within 15 years due to ageing population factor.
As country faces issue of aging population, architect says building by-laws must be changed to ensure houses and apartments built today are ready for future needs.
Lincoln University College deputy vice-chancellor says ageing population will bring about new medical challenges as well as opportunities.
What will happen when more people claim pensions and fewer people earn taxable income?
The population growth rate is projected to fall to zero for Asia by 2050 and the share of working-age people - now at its peak - will decline over the coming decades, the report said.
Lincoln University College Pro Chancellor says fresh graduates with nursing diplomas can earn almost RM9,300 a month working in Singapore.
An ageing society can increase the fiscal and financial pressure on a country, says Prof Jomo Sundaram.