Thai Elderly’s Working Need During 2007-2021: Empirical Findings on Aging Health Status and Impact from Thai Elderly Financial Support Policy (78608)

Session Information: Public Policy
Session Chair: Herbert Chee

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 11:10
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Thailand has implemented many initiatives in response to the growing older population. One of the objectives was to increase revenue through employment. This study examines the employment demands of the elderly population by considering their health status, eyesight, and hearing capacity, with the aim of improving the provision of employment support for the elderly. The data from the survey of older persons during 2007–2021 were examined. The results revealed that the Thai elderly's working needs were likely to continually increase, while their health status, eyesight capability, and hearing ability significantly affected the elderly's working need opportunities. One intriguing discovery pertained to the policy phenomenon of implementing elderly allowances, which aimed to enhance the financial stability of older individuals who do not get additional government benefits. The introduction of the policy led to a reduction in the employment requirements of the senior population in the initial year of the research.

Ratchaphon Amsuk, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr. Ratchaphon Amsuk is a lecturer at the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences, Prince of Songkla University, Suratthani Campus, Suratthani, Thailand.

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