Your Questions Answered: How Can Asia Manage its Growing Population of Older Workers?
ADB economists Aiko Kikkawa and Raymond Gaspar answer questions about the role of older people in the Asian job market, based on research for their recent paper published in the Journal of Population Ageing.
How Do We Promote Healthy Aging in Asia? This Is What the Experts Say
Older persons have vulnerabilities related to gender, family dynamics, financial and digital literacy, access to labor markets and long-term care. Policymakers should support the region’s growing elderly population to achieve healthier and more productive lives.
Lower Birth Rates and an Aging Population Can Help Heal Asian Economies
Slowing population growth can have broad benefits for society, including enhancing the many ways that older citizens enrich our communities.
In the People’s Republic of China, Healthy and Age-Friendly Cities are Key to a Green Urban Future
As urbanization and aging trends continue, sustainable development will depend on making cities more livable, environmentally friendly, socially inclusive, and competitive.
As COVID-19 Hits Older Persons, Asia’s ‘Grey Divide’ Deepens
While the pandemic has affected the entire population, it has had a disproportionate impact on the older generation that built this region’s prosperity. We owe it to older persons to pursue policies that help them to make it through the crisis healthy and happy.
Asia’s Aging Population Needs a Safe, Supportive Physical Environment
The demand for affordable elderly care services exceeds supply in many parts of Asia. It needs to be addressed in a humane and sustainable way.
How to Protect Asia’s Rapidly Aging Population from COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need to strengthen programs and policies affecting older persons both in times of crisis and afterward.
Charting Sri Lanka's Aging Population
These charts illustrate how Sri Lanka’s elderly population is increasing while the number of working-age people to help support them is declining. Forward-thinking policies are needed to address the challenges arising from this imbalance.
Five Myths About Population, Aging and Environmental Sustainability
For sustainable development, universal wellbeing should be the goal, rather than endless growth. Minimizing further growth in human populations is only part of the solution, but an essential part.
Asia’s Vibrant Elderly are Redefining What It Means to be “Old”
The Asia and Pacific region is aging rapidly, and that is affecting the region’s workforce, but increased longevity is adding an unexpected element to the picture