Singapore’s Parent Caregivers: Single Women

Caring for Singapore’s aging population falls disproportionately on women—often unmarried women who sacrifice their careers and retirement savings to take care of their aging parents.
 
Cultural norms are not the only drive: By law, adult children are required to provide financial support to parents in need.
 
Singapore’s government banks on family caregivers for seniors, with a plan encouraging them to “age in place.” Caregivers are eligible for grants, subsidized day-care, medical expenses, and maids.
 
But for caregivers who put their careers on hold and have no children to take care of them when they’re older, there’s no plan.
 
The Washington Post

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