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Deviated from Welfare State Concept: Policymakers Should Reform Its Social Protection

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Rapidly increase of food price, houses, transportation costs and other basic expenses in consecutive years, Malaysian citizens have endured their life for such a long time. The objectives of the study are to investigate the vulnerability faced by the low income participants in their life. The outcome of the study is to extend the social protection to the low income towards achieving the concept of welfare state. This is a qualitative method of study and the interviews were conducted in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. Data was collected from the low income participants with different background of economic activities. Findings reveal that participants having difficulties in settling their medical expenses, lack of transportation facilities that made them immobility and suffering high cost of living. By tightened up the policies towards welfare state concept, government could ensure the citizens relish the wealth of the country and restore economic resilience of the citizens.
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Keywords: Low Income and Poor; Policymaker; Social Protection; Welfare State

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Publication date: July 1, 2018

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