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Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, sells and collects tickets in downtown Bangkok.   © Reuters
FT Confidential Research

ASEAN economies ill-prepared for old age

Demographic clock ticking for aging Southeast Asia, FTCR survey shows

| Vietnam

The demographic dividend that helped drive ASEAN's strong economic growth from at least the 1990s is coming to an end.

Some countries are further down this path than others. While Indonesia and the Philippines can continue to rely on their relatively young workforces, Thailand and Vietnam are already getting older, and Malaysia is beginning its transition to an aging society.

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