Informal caregiving in Singapore: macroeconomic realities and measures

  • Wayne Freeman Weien Chong wayn0002@ntu.edu.sg

Abstract

The very rapid ageing of Singapore’s population is placing a huge burden on informal caregivers. I discuss two macroeconomic strategies – strengthening redistributive measures and professionalizing informal caregiving - that may alleviate this burden. A national study on informal caregiving is urgently required to identify specific areas and caregiver segments that will benefit from these strategies.

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
CHONG, Wayne Freeman Weien. Informal caregiving in Singapore: macroeconomic realities and measures. Insights in Public Health Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 3-6, dec. 2020. ISSN 2722-6603. Available at: <http://jos.unsoed.ac.id/index.php/iphj/article/view/3724>. Date accessed: 26 feb. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.20884/1.iphj.2020.1.2.3724.