||300 Social sciences
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Family functioning, Resilience, Psychological wellbeing, Covid-19 pandemic, B40 youths
||This paper has been presented at the National Population Conference 2022 (PERKKS 22) – Bangi Resort Hotel, Selangor on 10-11 November 2022. 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.
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||Global economic uncertainties in the COVID-19 era have had an adverse impact on many households across nations, including Malaysian households. In particular, the B40 households have seen an upsurge in the cost of living, which puts a strain on their purchasing power. The Malaysian government has implemented various initiatives to alleviate the financial burdens of the B40 groups, such as Bantuan Prihatin Malaysia. Yet, the psychological wellbeing of the B40 group’s families are not under care.