The two competing ideologies on ageing

Ageing workers bring more experience, but potentially more health problems as well. Managing this tension in the workforce is critical.

Modern culture holds two competing ideologies on ageing.

One sees ageing as a decline into decrepitude and irrelevance. The other considers ageing as entering a richer phase of personhood and identity, which brings with it greater liberty to pursue fulfilment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2019, with the headline 'The two competing ideologies on ageing'. Print Edition | Subscribe