Income protection and the elderly: an examination of social security policy in Singapore.

@article{Lee1998IncomePA,
  title={Income protection and the elderly: an examination of social security policy in Singapore.},
  author={Woo Kwang Lee},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          291-307
        }
}
  • Woo Kwang Lee
  • Published 1998 in Journal of cross-cultural gerontology
This article examines the impact of the aging population on social security policy in Singapore. The adequacies of public policy responses, specifically the Public Assistance Program and the Central Provident Fund (CPF), are explored. The Singapore government's strategy of minimal approach to social security is challenged. Poverty among the elderly is on the rise. Members from the working poor, a group that disproportionately consists of women and Malays, have inadequate retirement income… CONTINUE READING

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