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Assessing rural youth sustainable livelihood in Malaysia


Md. Yassin, Sulaiman and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril and Hamzah, Azimi and Idris, Khairuddin (2018) Assessing rural youth sustainable livelihood in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 26 (them. June). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


The study aims to assess rural youth sustainable livelihood in Malaysia. This is a quantitative study in which a total of 240 rural youths from four districts in Peninsular Malaysia were selected as respondents. Assessment of their sustainable livelihood was based on six capitals namely, human capital, social capital, natural capital, physical capital, financial capital and cultural capital. Analysis performed confirmed that human capital was the best capital possessed by the respondents, while cultural capital was the weakest. Further analysis confirmed that the factors of gender, educational achievement and occupation had significant relationships with the types of capital studied, while the factors of age, income and period of staying in the village recorded a significant relationship with the capitals studied. The discussion highlights the important findings of this study and it is hoped that they can assist concerned parties in constructing the best strategies to further improve rural youth sustainable livelihood.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Notes: Thematic edition: Community, Youth, Entrepreneurship & Human Resource Development
Keywords: Rural development; Rural youth; Sustainable livelihood; Youth development
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 06:59
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 06:59
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66255
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