Tahap dan penentu indeks modal sosial di Malaysia

Translated title of the contribution: Level and determinants of social capital index in Malaysia

Rahmah Ismail, Noor Dzaharah Mahfodz, Noorasiah Sulaiman

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Social capital is one of the important elements to reduce the incidence of poverty because of its ability to influence an individual’s or household’s income of a country. Nevertheless, past studies that examine social capital issue are rather lacking especially in Malaysia. This study aims to identify the level and determinants of social capital index in Malaysia based on 2,443 heads of households’ data collected in 2012 in five states in Peninsular Malaysia; Kedah, Selangor, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Terengganu. The analysis involves two steps; computing social capital index and estimating regression models to identify the determinants of social capital index. The study finds that 72.9% of heads of households are having moderate and high social capital index of 0.5 and above. The percentage of heads of households with higher social capital index is higher in Selangor compared to other states. Further, the study demonstrates that the significant determinants of social capital index are marital status, location, states, and household income. The findings from the study imply that Malaysia must implement programmes that can raise an individual’s or household’s income in order to increase their level of social capital index, which subsequently will improve Malaysia’s level of economic development.

Original languageMalay
Pages (from-to)101-121
Number of pages21
JournalKajian Malaysia
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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social capital
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Tahap dan penentu indeks modal sosial di Malaysia. / Ismail, Rahmah; Mahfodz, Noor Dzaharah; Sulaiman, Noorasiah.

In: Kajian Malaysia, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2016, p. 101-121.

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Ismail, Rahmah ; Mahfodz, Noor Dzaharah ; Sulaiman, Noorasiah. / Tahap dan penentu indeks modal sosial di Malaysia. In: Kajian Malaysia. 2016 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 101-121.
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