July 2012

Topics: Disability, Developmental disability, Poverty Pages: 9 (2328 words) Published: August 22, 2013
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THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

ARINA FARIHAN BINTI AZHAR
2009229702

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
WITH HONOURS (BUSINESS ECONOMICS)
FACULTY OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
SHAH ALAM

JULY 2012

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................... 1 1.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 1 1.2 Problem statement ........................................................................................................ 3 1.3 Objectives ..................................................................................................................... 5 1.4 Research Questions ...................................................................................................... 5 1.5 Research Methods ........................................................................................................ 5 1.6 Significance of Research/Contribution to Knowledge ................................................. 7 1.7 Arrangement of the Thesis ........................................................................................... 8 BACKGROUND OF STUDY

Poverty is an universal issue that become a social phenomenal that happen nearly to every countries including in advanced countries. In Malaysia many effort been taken by government to abolish poverty issue since independent day. The results show the poverty rate is reduced by 8.5 percent in 1999 to 5.7 percent in 2004. However this poverty rate did not show the exact group of society. It only showed the overall poverty rate in Malaysia. We cannot define the group that usually live in poor living standard.

Disable people is happen to be in disability condition that significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual. There are various types of disabilities including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment mental illness, and various types of chronic disease. This disability can hamper or reduce a person's ability to carry out their day activities.

There are several international research studies have been done to study on the relation of poverty and disability. From the research show that there are positive relationship between poverty and disability which explain that disability is also contribute to the poverty. Even there also research found that disabled people usually live in poor by generation to generation, (Yeo & Moore,2003 ; Hoogeveen, 2005 ; Elwan, 1999).

Although there are several research been done but most of it is studied on other country which only little research been done towards disabled people in this country. Eventually overall poor people and disabled profiling still not been collected by continually and systematic. The proposition is, does mostly disable people is having poor living of standard? What is the basic income of living for disable people? And did poverty actually related with disability?

Therefore, this study is an effort to build profiling data for disable people in Selangor area. Indirectly this study is also help to bring awareness about disable people circumstances which people might only see by one eye and does not bothered

PROBLEM STATEMENT

This topic was chooses due to several issues concerning that happening related with poverty. Due to ‘’Rancangan Malaysia Ke-10’’ RMK10, the government is concern to civilian and going to increase the society standard of living, however there have been several research studies identify that usually disable society is live in poor which generation by generation. So thus this research true and did the government plan able to help the disable people life.

Next, in the announced of Budget 2012, government is doing KAR1SMA project that spending RM1.4 billion...
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