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Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board has launched a study to collect information on the health and retirement needs of Singaporeans.
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Titled the ‘Retirement and Health Study’ (RHS), it will survey 25,000 pre-selected Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 45 to 85.
The RHS is a joint collaboration with other government agencies, including the Housing and Development Board (HDB), Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Ministry of Health (MOH), and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
The participants will be asked questions relating to demographics, employment, consumption of healthcare services, and income and personal savings.
“The objective of the longitudinal study is to gather information pertaining to individuals such as their employment, health, retirement adequacy and expenditures which will help in complementing existing policy design and research,” CPF Board’s website stated.
The survey will be conducted once every two years on the same individuals over a 10-year period. Selected individuals will receive a letter from the CPF Board between July 2014 and March 2015 inviting them to participate.
“The questionnaire will take around 1.5 to two hours to complete,” the RHS booklet stated.