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title:
 
Future Living Arrangement of Older People: A Comparison Between Malaysia and Indonesia
publication:
 
icge-16
part of series:
  Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
ISBN:
  978-94-6252-329-6
ISSN:
  2352-5398
DOI:
  doi:10.2991/icge-16.2017.36 (how to use a DOI)
author(s):
 
I Komang Astina, Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad
publication date:
 
May 2017
keywords:
 
Older people, ageing nations, fertility, living arrangement
abstract:
 
As the level of fertility declined and population tends to live longer in all countries, the world is experiencing the growth of older people. Based on the available population data, Malaysia and Indonesia are also experiencing the growth of older people. In fact, these two neighboring countries are on the threshold of an ageing population. One of the major problems facing the older population in Malaysia and Indonesia is a convenient and secure living arrangement in the future. Before this family is a convenient and secure living arrangement to older people. With the high level of urbanization and rural-urban migration in these two countries, has resulted the family is no longer convenient and secure place for older people spend their old age. Therefore this paper aims to analyze the choice of living arrangement of older people in Malaysia and Indonesia. Data for this comparison is depicted from a survey conducted in Yan, Kedah, Malaysia and in Kota Batu, East Java, Indonesia. Results show a significant portion of older people in Yan, Kedah still expecting their spouses as a place of residence in the future. The second largest proportion is living with children. There are also some older people in Malaysia who choose pondok (pesantren) as a place of residence. On the other hand, the majority of older people in Kota Batu, East Java choose to live with children. There are also older people in Kota Batu who choose to live with spouse. Not many older people in Kota Batu who choose to live with other families, and even none of them who is intending to live in pesantren. In conclusion spouse as well as family is still the choice of living arrangement of older people in the future.
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