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dc.contributor.authorMok, Thai Yoongen
dc.contributor.authorGan, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorSanyal, Amalen
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-15T03:34:06Z
dc.date.issued2007-12en
dc.identifier.citationMok, T. Y., Gan, C., & Sanyal, A. (2007). The determinants of urban household poverty in Malaysia. Journal of Social Sciences 3 (4), 190-196. doi:10.3844/jssp.2007.190.196en
dc.identifier.issn1549-3652en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4349
dc.description.abstractSince independence in 1950s Malaysia has been recognized as one of the more successful countries in fighting poverty: head count ratio came down to 5.7% by 2004. However the recent process of rapid urbanization has led to an increase of urban poverty aggravated further by the 1997 Asian financial crisis. It is important to understand the nature and scale of urbanization, the various driving forces that affect it and the determinants of urban poverty as linked to this process. Our research identified the determinants of urban poverty in Malaysia using a logistic regression. A sample of 2,403 urban households from the 2004-05 Household Expenditure Survey (HES) had been used in this research. We first estimated the probability of households with specified characteristics to fall below Malaysia’s official poverty line. Then we analyzed the sensitivity of the probability estimated to shift of the poverty line over a reasonable range. Results showed that human capital significantly reduced the chance of being poor while migrant workers are more prone to poverty. Household size, race and regions were also important determinants of poverty outcome in urban Malaysia. The findings had important policy implications for Malaysian government which had pledged to reduce overall poverty rate to 2.8% and eradicated hardcore poverty by 2010 under the Ninth Malaysian Plan.en
dc.format.extent190-196en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScience Publicationsen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Science Publications - http://www.scipub.org/fulltext/jss/jss34190-196.pdfen
dc.rights© 2007 Science Publicationsen
dc.subjecturban povertyen
dc.subjectlogistic regressionen
dc.subjectsensitivity analysisen
dc.titleThe determinants of urban household poverty in Malaysiaen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciencesen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
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dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Social Sciencesen
pubs.issue4en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/WFMB
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.scipub.org/fulltext/jss/jss34190-196.pdfen
pubs.volume3en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5618-1651
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-8744-1578


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