||300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Marginal groups, Destitute, Homeless, Community counseling, Rehabilitation intervention
||This journal article is the result of a paper presentation at the National Population Conference 2021 (PERKKS 21) on 16-17 November 2021. It is jointly organized by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya (UM) in collaboration with WMIT Group Sdn Bhd.
||This article discusses the poverty faced by two marginal groups in Malaysia, namely the destitute and the homeless in Malaysia. This article covers the concept of poverty in Malaysia, the factors of poverty, the theory and culture of poverty, and the government's efforts in helping the marginalized. In addition, there is a discussion on the new classification of households issued by the Department of Statistics Malaysia in 2020. The government can more accurately identify the household income range to formulate and plan the assistance that needs to be channeled to specific groups in need.