Monday, October 28, 2019

Pensions need drastic reform

OPINION: Becoming an aged society is a big challenge for Thailand, especially when it comes to welfare provided by existing pension schemes. According to the United Nations, a country with over 10% of its population aged 60 and older is an ageing society. When this group increases to over 20%, the country becomes classified as an aged society. In Thailand, as of 2015, 10.5 million people, or 16.2% of the 65.2 million population, were aged over 60. Siam Commercial Bank predicts Thailand will become an aged society by 2021. Read More