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Youth's sustainable livelihood strategies: initial findings from embedded data


Md. Yassin, Sulaiman and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril and Kamaruddin, Nurani (2013) Youth's sustainable livelihood strategies: initial findings from embedded data. In: International Conference on Youth 2013 (ICYOUTH 2013), 29-31 Oct. 2013, Mines Wellness Hotel, Sri Kembangan, Selangor. .


Sustainable Livelihood is an emergent concept that has gained currency in the continuum of approaches in community development and poverty eradication. Universally, there exists a common “Pentagon Model” in conceptualising the various types of capital available to the individual and groups in a community. This study proposes additional domains that may be relevant to the sociocultural and indegeous context of Malaysia. Current literature and available records and reports are examined as the first primary sources of data and then combined with selected field observations and the conduct of Focussed Group Discussions. Important issues and challenges have emerged from the study that impinge upon the importance of youth as a social force in Malaysian society, a depiction of youth’s livelihood episodes from childhood through adolescent to young workers, the fagility of sustainable livelihood strategies, and, the evident need for more practical and realistic pathways for the youth successful transformation into useful and productive workforce.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Youth; Sustainable livelihood; Youth development
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 04:49
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 04:49
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/65052
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