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Type Journal Article - World Applied Sciences Journal
Title Some demographic aspects of population aging in Malaysia
Author(s)
Volume 30
Issue 7
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 891-894
URL http://idosi.org/wasj/wasj30(7)14/15.pdf
Abstract
One of the most important demographic events occurred in the 21st century is the increasing number
of older persons in community through a demographic event, known as demographic aging, or population
aging. There are signs that population of Malaysia is starting to aging. As the percentage of older population
continues to increase, the need for extensive and current information on this older population increases.
This article attempts to review some emerging issues that form the context of demographic aging in Malaysia.
To meet the objective, this article uses secondary data as its main devices. It reviews some published materials
and highlights some emerging issues in terms of demographic aspects. Secondary data in this discussion are
derived from the report of Population and Housing Census of Malaysia and various books on demographic
aging in Malaysia. There are some related issues can be analyzed, include number of older people, median ages,
dependency ratio, aging index and geographic distribution. From the discussion it is clear that the population
of Malaysia is moving towards aging

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