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Title: Quality of life of the elderly in Singapore's multi-racial society
Authors: Wong, G.K.M. 
Keywords: Life
Older people
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Wong, G.K.M. (2003). Quality of life of the elderly in Singapore's multi-racial society. International Journal of Social Economics 30 (3) : 302-319. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: With Singapore having the fifth fastest aging population in the world, the implications associated with such as a phenomenon have finally placed the elderly on the Singapore Government's national agenda in 1999. As the elderly constitute an increasing proportion of Singapore's population, it is pertinent to address their needs and concerns, which have direct impacts on their well-being and quality of life. Also studies the context of a multi-racial society. Evaluates the quality of life of the elderly in Singapore in terms of their overall life satisfaction as well as their perception of the importance and satisfaction towards the 17 domains of life identified. Using a five-point Likert scale, reveals that the elderly in Singapore are generally satisfied with their quality of life, which is significantly influenced by three demographic variables. While the elderly perceive personal health condition, family ties and public safety to be more important, they tend to be more satisfied with family ties, public safety and public transportation, and are less satisfied with arts and culture as well as leisure and recreation facilities that are available in Singapore. Therefore suggests that the quality of life of the elderly in Singapore is more likely to be determined by its socio-cultural context rather than along racial lines.
Source Title: International Journal of Social Economics
ISSN: 03068293
DOI: 10.1108/03068290310460170
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