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National Survey of Senior Citizens In Singapore, 1995

In 1995, then-Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports* (MCYS) commissioned this survey to understand senior citizens, their needs, household characteristics, health status, etc.

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To enable planners, policy makers and service providers to better meet the needs of senior citizens and their care-givers, MCYS commissioned this survey. Households with at least one person aged 55 and above were randomly selected from a sampling frame provided by the Singapore Department of Statistics. A total of 4,750 senior citizens were interviewed.

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  • personal characteristics
  • household characteristics
  • finance of senior citizens
  • employment and retirement
  • health status of senior citizens
  • mobility and coping with daily living
  • well-being
  • family and social support
  • community-based social services
  • care-givers

*MCYS has been restructured to form the current Ministry of Social and Family Development on 1 November 2012. 

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National Survey on Senior Citizens in Singapore, 1995

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Last Reviewed On Tue, Feb 14, 2017

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