Most seniors optimistic about their future: Survey (Home, Page B6)

The Straits Times

Thursday, 16 October 2014

This was a report on a recent survey of more than 2,000 Singapore residents aged between 50 and 74 by Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, and Associate Professor Paulin Straughan, Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The survey, which was commissioned by the Council for Third Age, found that eight in 10 were confident that their needs would be taken care of as they grew older. However, the survey also found that only four in 10 agreed that in general most elder Singaporeans have little to worry about.

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