When Socio-Culture Meets Socio-EconomyJin Kuan Kok*
Department of Psychology and Counseling, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
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- Jin Kuan Kok
Department of Psychology and Counseling
Faculty of Arts and Social Science Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Jalan Universiti, Bandar Baru Barat, 31900 Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Citation: Kok JK (2015) When Socio-Culture Meets Socio-Economy. Health Care Current Reviews 3:149. doi:10.4172/2375-4273.1000149
Copyright: © 2015 Kok JK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Clarification of the term “Young-Old” as proposed by Neugarden is made. Two main factors that contributed to the differences in the findings of the article entitled “Aging Gracefully: A Comparative Study of Japanese and Malaysia Women Aged 65-75 are discussed. This article concluded that socio-religious pressure would probably, in time, give way to socio-economic pressure. The challenges faced by care givers when socio-religious factors have to give way under the pressure of economic forces will be further discussed. As the traditional Malaysian Chinese culture might not change in the near future because many young people are still holding to traditional values of filial piety, greater strain will be imposed on the younger Malaysian Chinese generations. This paper concludes that ageing is not only a personal experience and it has to be understood in its macro socio-economic context.