Malaysia Population Rate

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Malaysia’s population has increased steadily due to the improvement and well-developed health care system, women status, literacy, modern infrastructure and having clean water and sanitation as well as many programs introduced to reduce the poverty in the country. Correspond to Malaysia’s rapid urbanization and modernization, the proportion of urban population has seen to increase tremendously. The urbanization process in Malaysia is influenced by natural increase and net migration. Nowadays, more populations in Malaysia are moving to urban areas which results in an increase of demand for more houses, schools and employment. The urban expansion brought about by the increasing economic opportunities attracted migrants into the country which…show more content…
In conjunction with that, the drop in population growth rate is due to more Malaysians are pursuing higher education and are putting more efforts and time in career advancement. The education system in Malaysia has gone through a significant change and transformation. As discussed by Anbalagan Krishnan, Azlin Norhaini Mansor & Selvaraj Grapragasem, (2014), government has implemented the Education Act to ensure that all the people in the societies are make compulsory to have their education. The enrolment rate in tertiary education was also rising sharply. As a result of this policy, women have started switching their traditional roles as mother or housewife to career women. Consequently, societies are delaying their marriage to a later age or not marrying at all. The mean age of marriage in Malaysia has reported to decrease as compared to few years back. Today, the number of women participating in labour markets has increased tremendously and become significant in Malaysia’s economy as a…show more content…
A push factor results in people wanting to migrate from a certain place to another while pull factor is a factor that drives the person from migrating to certain places. According to Dhesi (2013), Malaysia is one of the attractive destination for foreigner especially foreign workers and students which has pros and cons towards the country. An increase in the labour-intensive industries in the country causes foreign workers to migrate to Malaysia which leads to an increase in the population of the country. Workers that migrate to Malaysia are mostly low skilled labours. Malaysia is a country that relies heavily on these foreign workers especially in low-end economic activities such as agricultural and business informal sectors (Rahmah Ismail & Ferayuliani Yuliyusman, 2014). From the positive view of this immigration, the foreign workers that migrate to the country can help to fill up the gaps for manpower shortages in particular sector as well as helping in generating economic activities in Malaysia. Students from other countries also migrate to pursue better tertiary education in Malaysia particularly those from countries where the number of higher education institutions is still too low to meet the demand and where the quality has not been effectively implemented. As discussed by Therin (2012), Malaysia has an increasing number of international students, the number having doubled since
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