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Housing and social policy in Malaysia: provision for the elderly

Sulaiman, Noralfishah and David, Baldry and Les, Ruddock (2006) Housing and social policy in Malaysia: provision for the elderly. In: 13th Annual European Real Estate Society, 7-10 June 2006, Weiwar, Germany.


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The aged population is increasing in Malaysia. Malaysia was categorized as an ageing nation when the elderly population reached 7.2% (1.8 million) by 2005. In a society where aging is progressing, and where even among elderly people there is an increasingly larger class of older senior citizens, the increasing number of elderly people requiring appropriate housing and personal care (board or personal care) will be an even greater issue of importance. To cope with the increase in elderly, Malaysia needs to have a careful housing and social policy plan to fulfill the housing needs, especially for the aging citizens. However, it seems as if there an ambiguous relationship between housing and social policy in Malaysia towards the elderly society. Hence, this paper seeks to discuss the provision of housing and social policy structure for the elderly to be housed in Malaysia. Past and current propositions on housing for the elderly will also be reviewed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: elderly; housing policy; social policy; housing provision
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 04 May 2014 04:29
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:10
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5420
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