Do you agree that it is inevitable for the elderly to be a burden to society?

Author: Ying
School: Raffles Institution
Year Written: 2020
Grade: A

In the
21st century, increasingly declining birth rates have given rise to
an ageing population or ‘silver tsunami’, where two in five will be above the
age of 65 by 2050 in Singapore. This exacerbates the problem of a declining tax
base, yet an increasing population of elderly to support. Though some may swear
to the notion that the elderly are nothing but hindrances to the progress of
the Singaporean society, I beg to differ. Not only do the elderly offer a
wealth of advice to the younger gen...

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