Socioeconomic weil-being and the quality of life between regions: A case of Malaysia

Hasnah Ali, Nur Hashima Abdul Rashid, Z. M. Lukman, Azahan Awang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is associated with the growth of the country's economy and that basic needs such as health and education would develop as a by-product of growth in GDP. However, development experts acknowledge that high levels of per capita GDP and industrialization are neither necessary nor sufficient for meeting basic needs. Attempts have been made to device indices that reflect the extent to which basic needs are satisfied. One of the best known of these indicators is the Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI). This study attempts to measure the PQLI between the states in Malaysia. Results show that the more developed states with high GDP also experienced high PQLI but nevertheless although, some states experienced high GDP, the PQLI are low and vice versa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Fingerprint

Malaysia
Gross domestic product
Quality of life
Socio-economics
Education
Industrialization
Health

Keywords

  • GDP
  • Malaysia
  • PCA
  • PQLI
  • School
  • Socioeconomic well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

Cite this

Socioeconomic weil-being and the quality of life between regions : A case of Malaysia. / Ali, Hasnah; Rashid, Nur Hashima Abdul; Lukman, Z. M.; Awang, Azahan.

In: International Business Management, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2010, p. 250-254.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ali, Hasnah ; Rashid, Nur Hashima Abdul ; Lukman, Z. M. ; Awang, Azahan. / Socioeconomic weil-being and the quality of life between regions : A case of Malaysia. In: International Business Management. 2010 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 250-254.
@article{874a12d197d74209a4d1daabe56af3cf,
title = "Socioeconomic weil-being and the quality of life between regions: A case of Malaysia",
abstract = "The increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is associated with the growth of the country's economy and that basic needs such as health and education would develop as a by-product of growth in GDP. However, development experts acknowledge that high levels of per capita GDP and industrialization are neither necessary nor sufficient for meeting basic needs. Attempts have been made to device indices that reflect the extent to which basic needs are satisfied. One of the best known of these indicators is the Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI). This study attempts to measure the PQLI between the states in Malaysia. Results show that the more developed states with high GDP also experienced high PQLI but nevertheless although, some states experienced high GDP, the PQLI are low and vice versa.",
keywords = "GDP, Malaysia, PCA, PQLI, School, Socioeconomic well-being",
author = "Hasnah Ali and Rashid, {Nur Hashima Abdul} and Lukman, {Z. M.} and Azahan Awang",
year = "2010",
doi = "10.3923/ibm.2010.250.254",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "250--254",
journal = "International Business Management",
issn = "1993-5250",
publisher = "Medwell Publishing",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Socioeconomic weil-being and the quality of life between regions

T2 - A case of Malaysia

AU - Ali, Hasnah

AU - Rashid, Nur Hashima Abdul

AU - Lukman, Z. M.

AU - Awang, Azahan

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - The increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is associated with the growth of the country's economy and that basic needs such as health and education would develop as a by-product of growth in GDP. However, development experts acknowledge that high levels of per capita GDP and industrialization are neither necessary nor sufficient for meeting basic needs. Attempts have been made to device indices that reflect the extent to which basic needs are satisfied. One of the best known of these indicators is the Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI). This study attempts to measure the PQLI between the states in Malaysia. Results show that the more developed states with high GDP also experienced high PQLI but nevertheless although, some states experienced high GDP, the PQLI are low and vice versa.

AB - The increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is associated with the growth of the country's economy and that basic needs such as health and education would develop as a by-product of growth in GDP. However, development experts acknowledge that high levels of per capita GDP and industrialization are neither necessary nor sufficient for meeting basic needs. Attempts have been made to device indices that reflect the extent to which basic needs are satisfied. One of the best known of these indicators is the Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI). This study attempts to measure the PQLI between the states in Malaysia. Results show that the more developed states with high GDP also experienced high PQLI but nevertheless although, some states experienced high GDP, the PQLI are low and vice versa.

KW - GDP

KW - Malaysia

KW - PCA

KW - PQLI

KW - School

KW - Socioeconomic well-being

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78149428978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78149428978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3923/ibm.2010.250.254

DO - 10.3923/ibm.2010.250.254

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:78149428978

VL - 4

SP - 250

EP - 254

JO - International Business Management

JF - International Business Management

SN - 1993-5250

IS - 4

ER -