Abstract

Urban household has been of primary interest to decision makers of different disciplines. Malaysia has been undergoing rather rapid urbanisation since the beginning of the 20th century and resulted in the development of more urban living environment. Women form 50 per cent of the total population of 23.3 million as reported by Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2000. The purpose of this paper is to examine the current issues on urban living condition that are facing the low income single mothers in Malaysian urban centres. The research focuses on those with monthly income of RM1,200. The research provide concrete evidence with regard to the lower income single mothers’ role coping with the demands of urban living. The recommendation of this research would be in the form of social policies and strategies in dealing with the challenges faced by low income single mothers living in urban areas. Full paper [pdf 1] [pdf 2]

To cite this paper: Dasimah Omar, Puziah Ahmad, and Muna Sarimin (2009) Urban Living Condition of Low Income Single Mothers in Malaysia, European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 9 (2), pp. 193-201