A key focus of next week’s federal budget is almost certain to be the introduction of new measures to boost the financial wellbeing and security of women in retirement. – Sydney Morning Herald, 4 May 2021
China’s vast workforce of migrant labourers is shrinking and getting older, mirroring a broader trend that is raising fears about a demographic crisis in the world’s second largest economy.
The number of migrant workers in China declined by 5.17 million last year compared to 2019, the first drop since 2008. The fall was largely attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say the ageing population is a problem too. – South China Morning Post, 3 May 2021