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A 'silver tsunami' looms. What can Singapore do about it?

The issues of the elderly in a few years' time may not be the same as what we are worried about today.

Census 2020 showed that residents aged 65 years and above formed 15.2 per cent of the resident population last year. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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Singapore is greying rapidly.

While this development has been flagged on multiple occasions in the past, the release of population census data earlier this month provides a stark illustration of the looming silver tsunami.

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