Policies and Legal Measures to Create Social Stability for an Aging Society in Thailand (78096)

Session Information: Public Policy
Session Chair: Herbert Chee

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 11:35
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

While the overall Thai population is growing at a slower pace, the elderly demographic is experiencing a significant increase. By 2022, Thailand will officially be recognized as a “completely aging society.” Notably, some elderly individuals are still actively engaged in the labor market, giving rise to concerns regarding job security and the overall working environment. Upon examining the legal framework designed to safeguard the employment conditions of the elderly in Thailand, a notable gap emerged – there is currently no specific framework dedicated to protecting the unique employment conditions of elderly workers.
This research study relied on significant statistical data and involved small group meetings and interviews with key decision-makers in elderly policy formulation and relevant government agencies. The study also comprehensively examined and analyzed government policies, laws, and best practices from other countries, aiming to draw comparisons and contribute to the enhancement and development of Thai laws.
The study reveals the need for clear protection of older workers and the alignment of their rights with international obligations, aiming to prevent discrimination against elderly employees. The researcher advocates for amendments to the Labor Protection Act, emphasizing the necessity for measures ensuring the rights of elderly workers. This includes specifying employment considerations based on gender, age range, and physical limitations, detailing job nature and appropriate working conditions. Additionally, the researcher suggests government policies to encourage elderly employment, such as providing incentives to employers and implementing necessary measures to support older workers.

Bajrawan Nuchprayool, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
Chanit Suntapun, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Bajrawan Nuchprayool is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at National Institute of Development Administration in Thailand

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