Income Inequality and Poverty in Malaysia

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Shireen Mardziah Hashim
Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - Business & Economics - 243 pages
This book traces Malaysia's economic expansion and evaluates the success of the government's New Economic Policy (NEP), which was designed to promote national unity by reducing poverty as well as by loosening the link between ethnicity and economic function. As well as providing the first comprehensive analysis of income distribution trends after the inauguration of the NEP, the study also considers interethnic, urban-rural, and regional variations over time. Shireen Hashim shows that poverty and inequality are still rampant, though she demonstrates significant reductions in poverty and declining income inequality. Her thorough analysis and use of previously unpublished data makes this work a key reference on the Malaysian economy.

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Contents

INEQUALITY AND POVERTY MEASURES
28
TESTING KUZNETS HYPOTHESIS
59
PERSONAL INCOME INEQUALITY
99
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Shireen Mardziah Hashim received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She currently works in the private sector in Malaysia.

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