Deviated from Welfare State Concept: Policymakers Should Reform Its Social Protection


Mohd Rom, Noor Ashikin and Md Hassan, Nurbani and Yaakob, Mohamad Lusfi (2018) Deviated from Welfare State Concept: Policymakers Should Reform Its Social Protection. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (7). 5053-5055(3). ISSN 1936-6612

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Rapidly increase of food price, houses, transportation costs and other basic expenses in consecutive years, Malaysian citizens have endured their life for such a long time. The objectives of the study are to investigate the vulnerability faced by the low income participants in their life. The outcome of the study is to extend the social protection to the low income towards achieving the concept of welfare state. This is a qualitative method of study and the interviews were conducted in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. Data was collected from the low income participants with different background of economic activities. Findings reveal that participants having difficulties in settling their medical expenses, lack of transportation facilities that made them immobility and suffering high cost of living. By tightened up the policies towards welfare state concept, government could ensure the citizens relish the wealth of the country and restore economic resilience of the citizens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low income and poor, policymaker, social protection, welfare state
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341-641 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2021 19:36
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2021 19:36


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