Urban development and urban poverty in Malaysia

Chamhuri Siwar, Mohd Yusof Kasim

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Abstract

Reports that urban poverty in Malaysia is not considered a serious phenomenon; however, rapid urbanization and industrialization is expected to bring in rural migrants into urban centres bringing along low incomes while putting pressure on urban services, infrastructure and the environment. Reviews past and present trends of urbanization and urban poverty, especially in the metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and highlights evidence on the nature and causes of urban poverty based on a recent survey of urban poverty in Kuala Lumpur. Also assesses past policies on urban development and urban poverty alleviation programmes and makes recommendations for alternative policies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number847424
Pages (from-to)1524-1535
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Social Economics
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Urban development and urban poverty in Malaysia. / Siwar, Chamhuri; Kasim, Mohd Yusof.

In: International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 24, No. 12, 847424, 1997, p. 1524-1535.

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Siwar, Chamhuri ; Kasim, Mohd Yusof. / Urban development and urban poverty in Malaysia. In: International Journal of Social Economics. 1997 ; Vol. 24, No. 12. pp. 1524-1535.
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