Industrialisation and the squatter phenomenon in the Kelang Valley : case studies of migrant Malay women factory worker's living conditions

Lee, Susan (1983) Industrialisation and the squatter phenomenon in the Kelang Valley : case studies of migrant Malay women factory worker's living conditions. In: International Symposium on Technology, Culture and Development, 12-14 December 1983, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This study is concerned with the growth of the squatter problem in the Kelang valley, an area which includes Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Kelang, as a concomitant of industrial development. The emphasis of this study is on the involvement of migrant Malay female workers in the occupation of illegally built dwellings. The majority of the women workers are employed by multinational electronics firms which attempt to provide accommodation for only a limited number of the migrant workers. Left to fend for themselves, the workers usually solve their housing problem by crowding into squatter huts occupied by relatives of friends who migrated earlier to the Kelang valley.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference paper - Institute of Advanced Studies (Institute of Graduate Studies)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Squatter phenomenon; women workers; industrial development; housing problem
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Special topics
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 08:35
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 08:37
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18821

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