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The impacts of socio-economic activities towards improving the quality of life among rural women


Yusof, Rohana and Hassan, Kalthum and Makol, Badriya P. (2013) The impacts of socio-economic activities towards improving the quality of life among rural women. Journal of Governance and Development, 9. pp. 93-116. ISSN 2289-4756

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Abstract

Malaysian government has implemented various economic and social programmes in rural Malaysia to promote development and to alleviate poverty.Studies prove that the impacts of development and poverty alleviation programmes can improve significantly among women if programmes are designed for both gender due to the different nature in roles and responsibilities between rural man and woman.This study is to determine the impacts of development programmes towards the quality of life of rural women and their households.Both quantitative (surveys) and qualitative (in-depth interviews and focus group interviews) data collection methods are used for this research.Almost all respondents in this study agree that the economic programmes have contributed to increase respondents’ income and provide financial support to increase their business capital.The respondents also agree that the programmes have improved their quality of life and most importantly the study discovers that the respondents’ personal qualities have improved such as their skills and knowledge, their confident level and attitude.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic development programmes, quality of life, Malay women, rural communities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Rohana Yusof
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2014 07:13
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 07:06
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11904

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