Youth participation in the Sago industry: A Malaysian case study

Ahmad Nizar, Yaakub and Hafizan, Mohamad Naim and Siti Zanariah, Ahmad Ishak and Awang Ideris, Awang Daud and Muhamad Faiz, Arshad (2023) Youth participation in the Sago industry: A Malaysian case study. Geografia-Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 19 (1). pp. 227-240. ISSN 2682-7727

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Studies have shown that today’s youth are shunning away from agricultural activities leading to workforce shortages to sustain production. The present study includes a survey of 200 youths involved in the sago industry in Malaysia’s four major districts of Sarawak to understand their general perceptions of the sago industry and employment patterns in both sago and non-sago. Results showed that a proportion of the youth respondents were employed either full-time or part-time, with more than half working full-time in the private sector. Of great concern, about 25 per cent of them are not employed full-time. Nevertheless, approximately 70 or 35 per cent of the youth respondents admitted that they are engaged in part-time sago-related activities. Generally, rural youths have favourable attitudes toward the sago industry. The level of education is an essential factor influencing youths’ full-time employment in the sago industry. Whereas for part- time employment in the industry, age was a significant determinant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture, Sago industry, unemployment, youth, youth participation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Ya'akub
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2023 02:36
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2023 02:36

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