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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(7), 118; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7070118

Economic Impact of Development Initiatives on Low-Income Households in Kelantan, Malaysia

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Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Kota Bharu 16100, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Global Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation Centre (GERIC), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Kota Bharu 16100, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Received: 11 May 2018 / Revised: 30 June 2018 / Accepted: 17 July 2018 / Published: 23 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inequality and Poverty)
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Abstract

To improve the socio-economic condition of low-income households, underlying organizations offer a variety of products and services such as access to working capital and training programs. This study examined the impact of access to working capital and training programs on household income and economic vulnerability among participants of AIM, TEKUN, and LKIM in Kelantan, Malaysia. Adopting a cross-sectional design, data were collected randomly from 450 micro-entrepreneurs living in seven districts in Kelantan. The finding revealed that the total amount of economic loan received, length of the programs participation, and number of hours spent on training programs had a positive effect on household income in order to decrease the level of economic vulnerability. The finding provided useful information for policies development that prioritizes poverty eradication among low-income households who were vulnerable to weak economic situation. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro-credit; training; household income; economic vulnerability; Malaysia micro-credit; training; household income; economic vulnerability; Malaysia
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Mustapa, W.N.W.; Al Mamun, A.; Ibrahim, M.D. Economic Impact of Development Initiatives on Low-Income Households in Kelantan, Malaysia. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 118.

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