Examining the Effect of Microcredit on Employment in Peninsular Malaysia

Abdullah- Al- Mamun, Sazali Abdul Wahab, C. A. Malarvizhi


This study employs a cross sectional design with stratified random sampling method to examine how participation in Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia’s microcredit program affect employment rate at hardcore poor clients household and community level in Peninsular Malaysia. So far no known study has been conducted to measure the effect of AIM’s microcredit program on employment. Findings of this study showed that participation in AIM’s microcredit program increases employment rate among their clients’ households and increase employment generating opportunities at community level. Policy may be reviewed and re-organized to increase the employment rate and income generating opportunities by providing appropriate training and diversified and flexible loan offers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v4n2p174

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