Singapore a world leader in coping with ageing population, but more needs to be done: Paper

The paper says countries need to rethink working education and how careers are structured to allow people the flexibility to work at all ages.
The paper says countries need to rethink working education and how careers are structured to allow people the flexibility to work at all ages.ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

SINGAPORE - Singapore is already at the "international frontier, frequently defining best practice" when it comes to coping with a rapidly ageing population.

But more still needs to be done as countries "seriously underestimate life expectancy for today's population", said Professor Andrew Scott, who has written a paper titled "A Longevity Agenda for Singapore".

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