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Interesting article on Singapore population growth

Post by The Ref » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 7:51 pm

And of course, interesting - if not unexpected - comments.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-s-p ... 02584.html

Not the bird cage liner so I hope the link is OK. If not the google "Singapore’s population hits 5.47 million, grows its slowest in 10 years"

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 7:53 am

There is a real problem here;

The report also noted that, as Singapore’s population continues to age, the old-age support ratio, which is the number of working age citizens aged 20-64 supporting one older citizen, has decreased even further. Last year, the ratio stood at 5.2, down from 7.6 a decade before.

Singapore citizens aged 65 and above now form 12.4 per cent of the citizen population this year, up from 11.7 per cent last year.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 8:49 am

But that is also the problem all around the would, at least those where were affected by WWII as the Baby Boomers are now beginning to retire in droves (those born from 1945_1964). The biggest lot will be in the next 5 years. Add to that the decreasing TFR and you have a recipe for disaster.

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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 9:36 am

This article is already being discussed here:

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic103769.html

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