Policies and protections for ageing society in Malaysia


Tan, Olivia Swee Leng and Khan @ Khin Hnin Oo, Shereen and Gale Vergara, Rossanne and Khan @ Thandar Oo, Nasreen (2016) Policies and protections for ageing society in Malaysia. Journal of Southeast Asian Research. pp. 728-734. ISSN 2166-0832

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The 4th Malaysian Population and Family Study by the National Population and Family Development Board (1), which was matched with the result of the population and housing census in 2010, found that about 23%, or 538,000 of the 2.4 million senior citizens in Malaysia suffered from the 'empty nest' syndrome. A report issued by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) stated that 90% of the contributors towards the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) in Malaysia did not even have enough money to live a simple lifestyle for a period of five years after retirement. United Nation projected that the country will achieve the status (ageing country) in year 2030. Malaysia in an upper middle-income country and as of 1 January 2016, the population of Malaysia was estimated to be 31,127,247 people. This is an increase of 1.58 % (482,954 people) compared to 30,644,293 people the year before. In 2015, the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 494,905. Due to external migration, the population declined by 11,951. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.029 (1,029 males per 1,000 females), which is higher than the global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1,016 males to 1,000 females as of 2015. (2) This paper analyses the Malaysia government’s and people social responsibilities in overcoming ageing society and preparing to support and assist the ageing population by 2035. The researcher uses doctrinal research methodology and secondary statistic from the authorities for this research to gather the data and examine the policies. Interestingly, despite the social responsibilities and challenges encountered and policies implemented by the government, there is still much more the government needs to do to overcome the challenges faced by the ageing society in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing Society, Social Responsibilities, Challenges
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management > HD60-60.5 Social responsibility of business
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 09:21
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 09:21
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6744


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