Tag: life expectancy

PAP MP Amy Khor says elderly Singaporeans can help offset low birth rates by continuing to work longer

Senior Minister of State for Health, Amy Khor, has said that Singaporeans who are living longer can help to offset the low birth rates if more of them continue working for longer. Speaking at the opening of the High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy in Helsinki,...

Singaporeans have longest life expectancy in the world, but number of years of poor health is also up

Singapore — People in Singapore are living longer than anyone else in the world, as a 2017 study showed. The expected life span in Singapore is 84.8 years, higher than runner-up Japan’s life span by over six months. And although the study shows that Singaporeans,...

Longer life expectancy adds to global disruption

A report by MAPFRE Economic Research shows that an aging population with a longer life expectancy is one of the greatest challenges of our times and can be as disruptive as overpopulation. The globe has a population of 7.7 billion according to the latest stats,...