Publications tagged with : Ageing
Editor’s note: As Asian societies become more prosperous, it is time to re-think the push for growth and consider a better quality of life, writes Andrew Sheng, President of the Fung Global Institute. There is room to expand the share of services in GDP, with particular opportunities in health and medical care. This sector can become a significant employment generator, especially as Asia’s populations age.
Editor’s note: Populations across Asia are rapidly ageing. But few countries are prepared for the coming demand for elderly care, say Fung Global Institute Senior Fellow Arthur Kleinman and his Harvard University colleague Hongtu Chen. So far, many Asian societies have relied on families to care for their ageing relatives, but they will soon need to develop new approaches that involve more professional caregivers and community-wide solutions.