An elderly man walks on a Kowloon promenade. David Dodwell argues outmoded ideas about retirement and older workers are frustrating efforts to tackle future challenges and our government is barely acknowledging the problem. Photo: AFP An elderly man walks on a Kowloon promenade. David Dodwell argues outmoded ideas about retirement and older workers are frustrating efforts to tackle future challenges and our government is barely acknowledging the problem. Photo: AFP
An elderly man walks on a Kowloon promenade. David Dodwell argues outmoded ideas about retirement and older workers are frustrating efforts to tackle future challenges and our government is barely acknowledging the problem. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

‘Silver’ population must remain a significant creative force in conceiving future products, and helping us make them

Profound demographic changes mean the world’s filling with older people, with Japan and Hong Kong at the fore, with almost a quarter of our populations now moving into retirement

An elderly man walks on a Kowloon promenade. David Dodwell argues outmoded ideas about retirement and older workers are frustrating efforts to tackle future challenges and our government is barely acknowledging the problem. Photo: AFP An elderly man walks on a Kowloon promenade. David Dodwell argues outmoded ideas about retirement and older workers are frustrating efforts to tackle future challenges and our government is barely acknowledging the problem. Photo: AFP
An elderly man walks on a Kowloon promenade. David Dodwell argues outmoded ideas about retirement and older workers are frustrating efforts to tackle future challenges and our government is barely acknowledging the problem. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.