Work, Well-being, and Resilience:

Understanding Singapore's Mature Workforce
A study supported by SkillsFuture Singapore.

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Overview

The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) will be conducting a research study, supported by SkillsFuture Singapore, to understand the factors that influence work-related decisions, lifelong learning, and the well-being of mature workers in Singapore.

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"In my view, retirement is not a stage but a transition, and the choices people make about how much to work bear this out."
— Prof Kalyani K. Mehta

 

About Us

We are a team of academics from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, and National University of Singapore. Collectively, we bring with us academic expertise and insights that span the disciplines of psychology, sociology, social gerontology, and social demography.


"The number of older workers will continue to increase. While the move to not reduce older workers' pay upon re-employment is a positive step, there are other areas that will need to be addressed with their continued employment"
Assoc Prof Kang Soon-Hock

  • Dr Kang Soon-Hock
    Associate Professor, School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
    Singapore University of Social Sciences
     
  • Dr Kalyani Kirtikar Mehta
    Professor, S R Nathan School of Human Development
    Singapore University of Social Sciences
     
  • Dr Ng Weiting
    Associate Professor, School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
    Singapore University of Social Sciences
     
  • Dr William Tov
    Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences
    Singapore Management University
     
  • Dr Feng Qiushi
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    National University of Singapore

  • Ms Irene Chu
    Senior Lecturer, S R Nathan School of Human Development
    Singapore University of Social Sciences

Kang, S., Yong, V, Chan, A, and Saito, Y. (2016). Revisiting Mobility Limitations of Seniors in Singapore, 1995-2011. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Mehta, K.K. (2016). Singapore. In Findsen, B. & Formosa, M. (Eds.). International perspectives on older adult education: Research, policy and practice. (pp. 379 – 388) Lifelong Learning Book Series Vol. 22. New York: Springer.

Mehta, K. (2015) Singapore's strategies at developing and implementing an active ageing framework. In Walker. A. and Aspalter, C. (Eds.). Active Ageing in Asia. (pp. 151-164). London: Routledge.

Wan, D. and Mehta, K. (2014). The Retirement And Re-Employment Act 2012: Prospective Study of Its Effects On Older Workers' Well-Being. CFAR Report, Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Kang, S., Tan, E. S., and Yap, M. T. (2013). National Survey of Senior Citizens 2011. Singapore: Ministry of Social and Family Development.

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Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road
Singapore 599494

 

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