Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Demographic Trends and Urbanization

Global demographic trends are at a turning point. As population growth rates continue to decline in every region of the world, and in the face of an unprecedented aging of … Continue reading

Saturday, 22 May 2021 · Leave a comment

What older people need in Singapore: A household budgets study

In this study, we conducted focus group discussions to ascertain how ordinary Singaporeans think about what constitutes basic needs in Singapore today, and to determine the household budgets necessary to … Continue reading

Sunday, 16 June 2019 · Leave a comment

Live Long and Prosper : Aging in East Asia and Pacific

This book discusses the societal and public policy challenges and reform options for the East Asia and Pacific countries as they address aging. The book aims to strike a balance … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Protection for older persons: A review of coverage deficits in 46 countries

More than half of the global population aged 65 and above, representing 300 million people, is excluded from urgently needed long-term care (LTC), says the International Labour Organization (ILO). The … Continue reading

Friday, 2 October 2015 · Leave a comment

The New Urban

Urbanization has been a fixture in the development of most countries in South-East Asia for more than 40 years. The massive and rapid growth of urban agglomerations, such as Bangkok, … Continue reading

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Social protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics

This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of pension systems, their coverage and benefits, as well as public expenditures on social security, in 178 countries; (ii) … Continue reading

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The Dynamic Challenges of Ageing and Urbanization

Article by Lucie Vidovicova contained in the book “Challenges of Ageing Societies in the Visegrad Countries”. The book covers a comprehensive picture of the challenges of ageing in the Central … Continue reading

Sunday, 15 June 2014 · Leave a comment

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

Emily Badger – Age-proofing cities will be a cultural challenge as much as an urban design one. How do you get urban planners, transportation engineers, and anyone running around a … Continue reading

Sunday, 27 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Japan shrinks

Nicholas Eberstadt – Many nations have ageing populations, but none can quite match Japan. Its experience holds lessons for other countries as well as insights into the distinctiveness of Japanese … Continue reading

Sunday, 20 October 2013 · Leave a comment