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Distribution of the livelihood assets among the hardcore poor: Evidence from Kedah, Malaysia

Samsudin, Shamzaeffa and Kamarudin, Roslina (2013) Distribution of the livelihood assets among the hardcore poor: Evidence from Kedah, Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal (28). pp. 38-42. ISSN 1818-4952

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The aim of this study is to analyze the distribution of the livelihood assets among the hardcore poor in mukim(sub-district) Kupang, Kedah.Based on the Sustainable Livelihood Analysis (SLA), a structured questionnaire has been designed to collect information on the livelihood assets of 150 hardcore poor in mukim Kupang which consist of financial, human, physical, natural and social assets.The study found that, on average, the possession of natural asset among the hardcore poor was the lowest as compared to other assets and their human and social assets were also rather low.The finding from this study may facilitate the local and state governments in understanding the root cause of poverty in Kedah.For effective intervention, this study suggests that emphasis should be given to the possession of natural and human assets among the hardcare poor, rather than highly relying on financial assistance policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hardcore poor Livelihood assets Poverty Sustainable livelihood approach
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Dr. Shamzaeffa Samsudin
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 05:01
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 02:04
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12551

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