Elderly Society in Indonesia’s Socio-Cultural Structure

Yasnita Yasnita, Karim Suryadi, Dasim Budimansyah, Udin S. Winataputra

Abstract

This research is conducted by referring to the condition of increasing population of elderly in Indonesia. This study aims to find out (i) how the position of elderly is in socio-cultural structure. This study uses interview primary data and secondary data from various research results or relevant literatures. The main findings show that, (i) in the socio-cultural structure there are 2 meaning categories of the elderly, namely Sacralistic and Symbolic; (ii) every culture has an institutionalization of elderly as a form of respect and glorification of the elderly; (iii) neglect of elderly is due to several factors, namely; (a) changes in family structure, from extended to nuclear family, and (b) weakening social solidarity and community awareness, especially in urban communities. The findings of this study emphasize that in socio-cultural structure, the elderly is very glorified, and this must be reconstructed as a knowledge and socialized to the community through primary socialization in the family, so that it will become common values of society and in turn will have implications for the State's policy of glorifying the elderly.

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Yasnita Y., Suryadi K., Budimansyah D. and Winataputra U. (2017). Elderly Society in Indonesia’s Socio-Cultural Structure.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 168-176. DOI: 10.5220/0007106308080816


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Yasnita Yasnita and Karim Suryadi and Dasim Budimansyah and Udin S. Winataputra},
title={Elderly Society in Indonesia’s Socio-Cultural Structure},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={168-176},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007106308080816},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,
TI - Elderly Society in Indonesia’s Socio-Cultural Structure
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Yasnita Y.
AU - Suryadi K.
AU - Budimansyah D.
AU - Winataputra U.
PY - 2017
SP - 168
EP - 176
DO - 10.5220/0007106308080816