Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

by Charles Knox-Vydmanov
HelpAge International, East Asia/Pacific Regional Office, 2017

54 pp. 1.3 MB

How does growing older affect a person’s income security in Asia? This question is becoming increasingly urgent in the context of rapid population ageing in the region, yet relatively limited comparative analysis has tried to answer it. This report aims to fill the gap by providing a comparative investigation of the income security of older people in five Asian countries that have diverse contexts; namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The report paints a picture of the multiple sources of income that contribute to income security in old age and how they interact.

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