Socio-Economic Profile of the Low Income and Poor Communities in Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia.

International Journal of Ethics in Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2014

18 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2014

See all articles by Md. Wahid Murad

Md. Wahid Murad

University of Adelaide - Faculty of the Professions

Md. Hasan

Universiti Utara Malaysia; Green University of Bangladesh

Saiful Islam

Asian University of Bangladesh

Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Date Written: June 1, 2014

Abstract

It seems to have been apparent in developing nations that economic growth and urbanization are always interrelated. Malaysia's rapid economic growth has also resulted in a considerable growth of urbanization. As gleaned from the other side of the coin, the process of such urbanization had twisted numerous negative impacts on the socio-economic aspects of the urban low income and poor communities living in the low-cost flats and squatters. One of the major impacts of Malaysia's rapid urbanization is the transformation in the socio-economic profile of the urban low income and poor communities. This paper aims to determine and analyze the socio-economic indicators affecting the profile of the urban low income and poor communities residing in the squatters and low-cost flats of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia. To pursue the objective, the study has conducted a field survey, collected primary data from the level of living conditions of the urban low income and poor households and has employed some statistical techniques such as descriptive statistics, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the chi-square test. The empirical findings of this study appeared to have important policy implications and are expected to enable the respective policy and decision makers in their effort to alleviate urban poverty.

Keywords: Socio-economic profile, urban low income and poor communities, urban poverty, Kuala Lumpur City

Suggested Citation

Murad, Md. Wahid and Hasan, Md. and Islam, Saiful and Alam, Md. Mahmudul, Socio-Economic Profile of the Low Income and Poor Communities in Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia. (June 1, 2014). International Journal of Ethics in Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2476201

Md. Wahid Murad (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide - Faculty of the Professions ( email )

Australia

Md. Hasan

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Sintok, Kedah
Malaysia

Green University of Bangladesh ( email )

220/D, Begum Rokeya Sarani
West Kafrul, Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh

Saiful Islam

Asian University of Bangladesh ( email )

Bangladesh

Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Sintok, Kedah
Malaysia

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