Thailand might cope well
with the challenge of responding to
the rising number of elderly people.
Moderate increases in taxes to
support them might be necessary,
and an upwards shift of the
retirement age might also be unavoidable. In former times large families could care for old
family members, but this might be less possible in the future due to urbanization and the trend
towards nuclear families. The need for rest homes for the elderly, where they can be cared for,
might increase. Hopefully, the underlying prejudice and discrimination against the elderly that
exists in Germany might not develop in Thailand.
This article exclusively expresses the opinions of the author which are by no means related
to the views and understanding of the Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University,
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