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Singapore Ageing: Issues and Challenges Ahead

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  • About the Editors
  • Ageing is a part of life that all Singaporeans must face and, in fact, all families will have next of kins who will undergo that life stage. Singapore Ageing assembles a team of researchers, administrators, practitioners, advocates and academics from varied social service and care sectors, to share their thoughts, concerns and future challenges faced by an ageing Singapore in different arenas.

    With the Singapore demography showing a greying trend, it is increasingly vital for the government and the social, health and economic sectors to meet the needs of an ageing nation. The appropriate services and support have to be in place to respond to the issues faced by seniors. This edited volume serves as a useful resource for those who are working or researching in the field of ageing.

  • Editor, Dr S Vasoo is Emeritus Professor of National University of Singapore. He obtained his Doctorate and Master of Social Work from the University of Hong Kong and holds a Diploma in Social Studies with distinction from the University of Singapore. He authored several monographs on social issues and has published various articles both internationally and locally. He was awarded the Honorary Life Member of the Singapore Association of Social Workers for his outstanding contributions to social work in Singapore. He was the Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2001 and served as Chairman of Government Parliamentary Committee for Community Development. He is Advisor to a number of voluntary welfare organisations in Singapore and actively involved in community development work and activities.

    Co-Editor, Associate Professor Bilveer Singh who teaches and is Deputy Head in the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, presents chapter 2 on Singapore and the Politics of Ageing: An Overview. He received his MA and PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University. His research covers Singapore's politics and foreign policy as well as security issues in the Southeast Asian region with a particular focus on terrorism.

    Co-Editor, Associate Professor Srinivasan Chokkanathan is currently undertaking research work in elderly welfare, elder abuse and management, service delivery and policy issues for care of elderly. Dr Srinivasan graduated with PhD from National University of Singapore and completed his postgraduate MPhil study in Psychiatric Social Work from National Indian Institute of Mental Health.

ISBN: 9789811288494 (Paperback), 9789811265181 (Hardcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Paperback
Page Count: 292
Year Published: 2023
Language: English