Elderly Poverty Series

Elderly Poverty Series

Singapore

Ploughing on: The faces and insecurities of Singapore’s elderly working poor

The poverty rate has been rising among the working elderly, one study shows. Why do seniors here feel the need to work for ...

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Vietnam

Vietnam’s ticking time-bomb of elderly poverty

More are working into old age to survive, in the world’s most rapidly aging country. Will solutions be too little, too late ...

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05:59minutes

Vietnam's Elderly Poor: Survival By Lottery

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03:10minutes

Vietnam's Elderly Poor: Bitter/Sweet Sisters

These angels bring warmth into the lives of Hanoi’s homeless elderly

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04:28minutes

Vietnam's Elderly Poor: Angels To The Homeless

South Korea

Poor and on their own, South Korea’s elderly who will ‘work until they die’

“I will take care of myself as long as I can… then I’ll go to the hospital and die,” says an 81-year-old in a country where ...

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05:31minutes

South Korea's Elderly Poor: Cardboard Granny

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02:26minutes

South Korea's Elderly Poor: On Suicide Watch

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03:09minutes

South Korea's Elderly Poor: Soup for the Seoul

Myanmar

Poverty forces families in Myanmar to ditch their elderly

“The old woman was left in the dark, tainted with faeces and urine,” recalls a social worker, who warns that elderly ...

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05:23minutes

Myanmar's Elderly Poor: The Granny Masseuse

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07:16minutes

Myanmar's Elderly Poor: House of Love

For old folks left to die at Myanmar's roadsides and cemeteries, these homes are their last hope

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02:13minutes

Myanmar's Elderly Poor: Cast Out To Die

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Uphill battle to curb child labour in Myanmar, where 13-year-olds work in construction

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The 54-year-old who ran a marathon four years after a quadruple bypass

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02:41minutes

Liu Thai Ker on MRT breakdowns & HDB prices

Singapore cannot stop growing because of train breakdowns, says former chief planner

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03:54minutes

Inside the world's biggest small-goods market, in Yiwu, China

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