Material Deprivation Status of Malaysian Children from Low-Income Families

Abu Bakar Ah, Siti Hajar and Rezaul Islam, M. and Sulaiman, Sabri and Omar, Noralina (2021) Material Deprivation Status of Malaysian Children from Low-Income Families. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 38 (2). pp. 139-148. ISSN 0738-0151

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-020-00732-x

Abstract

The article discusses material deprivation experienced by poor children in Malaysia. The data from a survey of 360 poor Malaysian children, age 9 to 17 years old. The study measured the material deprivation index based on the socially perceived necessities methodology. The findings implied that poor children in Malaysia experienced only a small degree of material deprivation. The results of this study provide valuable inputs for the government of Malaysia to improve its social services for children, which in the long run could help to enhance the children’s well-being. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC part of Springer Nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children’s well-being; Material deprivation; Poor children; Poverty; Social deprivation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 01:59
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2021 01:59
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/26000

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