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Day: October 20, 2020

7 Facts About The Pandemic And Its Impact On Poverty In Malaysia

Many months into the pandemic and many families are feeling the brunt of it. Joblessness and sudden loss of income have left many struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. While those who still have jobs may complain about being stuck at home and getting on with the new norm of working from home, the poor have dire issues to worry about – whether they will survive this year or not.

Unemployment Threatens To Put Many Into Poverty Because Of The Pandemic

Everyone has been affected one way or another when COVID-19 hit the world unexpectedly. The virus has taken thousands of lives and is also threatening the livelihoods of many. Before the pandemic, job security was never a topic of discussion, but as the weeks of lock-down prolonged, many were forced to consider pivoting, find job alternatives and even forced to think about what the future holds.

Double Whammy – The Connection Between Mental Health And Poverty

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. The never-ending stress that comes from poverty, can lead to poor mental health. However, the converse is also true. Mentally ill people are also at higher risk of becoming poor because they suffer social stigma, have higher health costs, show signs of lower productivity at work and may suffer from job loss.

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