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Rapidly Aging Thailand Tells Businesses to Hire More Elderly

Pornsak Bowornsrisuk pulls an umbrella toward him to shield his head of thick gray hair from the blazing sunshine at the Bangkok bus terminal he manages. "You've got to be damned tough to do this job," says the 63-year-old, who records bus arrivals and departures, and adds up fares collected from journeys across Thailand's capital. Septuagenarian bus conductor Pranom Chartyothin moves nimbly to a door to guide students off the vehicle. She waves at the driver,...

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