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

K. M., William LEE

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    Abstract

    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 protection and are most likely to slip into poverty as they age.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)291-307
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
    Volume13
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998

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    Social Security
    Singapore
    security policy
    Poverty
    Public Policy
    social security
    Public Assistance
    poverty
    income
    examination
    Retirement
    retirement
    public policy
    assistance
    Population
    Group
    Working Poor

    Bibliographical note

    An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, 8– 11 June 1997.

    Keywords

    • Aging
    • CPF
    • Malays
    • Poverty
    • Singapore
    • Women

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