Asghar Zaidi
Asghar Zaidi
Asghar Zaidi is a professor of social gerontology at Seoul National University, South Korea; he is also a visiting professor at London School of Economics and senior research fellow at Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK. HIs research spans measurement of active and healthy ageing, well-being of older persons, disability and data on ageing.

The row over the Hong Kong government’s proposal to raise the age threshold for elderly welfare payments misses the more worthy battle to avert the negative impact of workforce decline.

With Hong Kong’s 65 and older population set to double over the next 25 years, investments in health care, education, job training, fair wages and an efficient retirement system are necessary to care for the elderly while benefiting the young.

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