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Kesejahteraan hidup warga emas: Perancangan berasaskan gender (Well-being among the elderly: Gender-based planning)

Ismail, Nur Syakiran Akmal and Abdullah, Norehan and Hassan, Kalthum and Samsudin, Shamzaeffa and Ahmad Zakuan, Ummu Atiyah and Yusof, Rohana and Mohamed Zaki, Nurzalyna (2017) Kesejahteraan hidup warga emas: Perancangan berasaskan gender (Well-being among the elderly: Gender-based planning). Geografia - Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 13 (3). pp. 75-85. ISSN 2180-2491

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Malaysia is expected to face the aging phenomenon in 2030. In 2020 alone, the number of elderly in Malaysia is expected to reach 3.21 million people. Modernization has greatly altered the family structure in Malaysia and hence promotes the importance of future planning.Consideration to confront the elderly life is important to warrant an individual’s future well-being. This study was conducted to identify the prefered elderly living arrangement among Malaysian men and women.The scope of this study covers three regional economic corridors (NCER, ECER and Iskandar) and surveys were conducted to future elderly selected through stratified random sampling.A total of 1153 respondents comprising of Malay men and women with age between 40-59 years were successfully surveyed and analyzed descriptively.The results show that there is no difference in the choice of elderly living preferences between men and women.Compared to men, women respondents are more likely to stay with their children than to live alone as the second choice. Male respondents are not interested to live in religious learning institutions (institusi pondok), while women respondents consider living in religious learning institutions as one of the alternatives to enhance their religious knowledge. However, the overall finding shows that both men and women respondents prefer to stay in their own homes for comfortable living. Therefore, this study has provided some ideas to the related agencies in planning suitable policies for the future elderly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, elderly living, well-being, planning, preference, elderly
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 02:24
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 02:24
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24324

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