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Economic Insecurity in the Malaysian Context

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  • Osberg, L.

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The abrupt end of economic growth in Malaysia has created a new mood of insecurity. However, "economic insecurity" is rarely discussed in the professional economics literature and has received little emphasis in recent economic policy making in OECD nations. This paper argues that economic insecurity should receive more attention, because it affects social and political stability, and influences individual well-being, personal identity and labor market behavior. The paper discusses the differences betweeen "economic insecurity" and "risk", before turning to a discussion of how best to measure economic insecurity.

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  • Osberg, L., 1999. "Economic Insecurity in the Malaysian Context," Working Papers 22, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy.
  • Handle: RePEc:jdi:wpaper:22
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    1. Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, 2017. "Economic insecurity in Spain: A multidimensional analysis," Working Papers 448, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    2. Francesca Modena & Concetta Rondinelli & Fabio Sabatini, 2014. "Economic Insecurity and Fertility Intentions: The Case of Italy," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 60(S1), pages 233-255, May.
    3. Celidoni, Martina, 2011. "Vulnerability to poverty: An empirical comparison of alternative measures," MPRA Paper 33002, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Nicholas Rohde & Kam Ki Tang & D.S. Prasada Rao, 2014. "Distributional Characteristics of Income Insecurity in the U.S., Germany, and Britain," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 60(S1), pages 159-176, May.
    5. repec:eee:socmed:v:188:y:2017:i:c:p:119-127 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    MALAYSIA ; ECONOMIC GROWTH ; BUSINESS CYCLES;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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