Determinations of financial development and income inequality in Malaysia / Marina Marzuki

Marzuki, Marina (2017) Determinations of financial development and income inequality in Malaysia / Marina Marzuki. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Malaysia can be classified as one of the country that have high level of economic growth rates in the developing countries. But as what we know, Malaysia income gap is still relatively high compared to other ASEAN countries even though Malaysia have smaller income gap. Based on that, development Of financial system is needed to ensure that financial development can helps in reducing income inequality in Malaysia. The objective Of this study is to determine the relationship Of financial development that contribute in reducing income inequality by using annual data from 1984 until 2014. This study is focussed and limited to the data that measured financial development in Malaysia. According to Madhu Sehrawat and A.K. Giri (2014), the effects of financial development towards inequality still unresolved. In this research, Gini index Will be using as dependent variable to measure income inequality while independent variables is trade openness, consumer price index (CPI), private sector to GDP and broad money (M2). By using OLS method, it indicates that financial development is insignificant in reducing income inequality in Malaysia. In this study, the results is expected to be positive and significantly correlated between financial development and income inequality. Government's also need to improve institutional quality, economic development and reduce inflation in order to combat income inequality.


Item Type: Student Project
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Marzuki, Marina
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Income. Factor shares
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Environmental policy and economic development. Sustainable development. Environmental management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administrations (Finance)
Keywords: Income; Consumer price index; Economic growth; UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2017
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