The discussion in this article will attempt to establish the general pattern of demographic structural change in Peninsular
Malaysia and its constituent regions, and to examine the extent to which government policy (restructuring population
and decreasing poverty) has influenced the pattern of regional inequalities in Peninsular Malaysia. Although rural-tourban
migration has contributed to decreasing poverty and income distribution, it has also had side effects for the urban
and rural population. In the urban areas, these include urban poverty, housing problems and a high influx of foreign
workers; in the rural areas, they include an increased dependency ratio, greater gender inequality, increased poverty
and abandoned housing.
Keywords : Malaysia, Dwellers, Poverty, Growth, Migration.
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