Safety Nets

The prices we pay

Primer

Factual Overviews


Cabaran Industri Perikanan Abad Ke-21

Apakah keadaan semasa sektor perikanan laut di Malaysia? Fahami kategori-kategori nelayan dan cabaran-cabaran yang mereka hadapi.


Isu Pembiayaan Pendidikan Tinggi di Malaysia

Kos pembiayaan pengajian tinggi di Malaysia serta isu beban hutang pendidikan.


The Cost of Higher Education in Malaysia

Current issues in higher education financing in Malaysia.


Healthcare Costs in Malaysia

The costs of accessing private and public healthcare services when you fall sick.


Panduan kepada Perlindungan Sosial di Malaysia

Gambaran umum tentang perlindungan sosial bagi setiap rakyat Malaysia.


A Guide to Social Protection in Malaysia

Basic information on the social safety net for every Malaysian.


Gaji Minima & Gaji Wajar

Memahami perbezaan antara kedua-dua konsep ini.

Editorial

Our Positions


Not All ‘Gig Workers’ Are The Same

Time for better terminology, especially for policymaking


Pastikan Liputan Perlindungan Sosial Bagi Pekerja Gig

Bagaimana untuk memastikan penyertaan pekerja dalam skim perlindungan sosial seperti KWSP dan sebagainya? Kami berpendapat bahawa penyertaan skim secara sukarela tidak berkesan dan mencadangkan pendekatan alternatif.


Lessons from a Pandemic: Social Protection for a New Normal

In a new world of acute outbreaks and economic disruption, Malaysia needs a pandemic-proof social safety net.


Ensuring Social Protection Coverage for Malaysia’s Gig Workers

Informal workers lack social protection but how can we ensure participation in the various schemes? We argue why voluntary plans do not work and propose an alternative approach.


Kalkulator Perbandingan Kemampuan

Berapa jauhkah sebenarnya jurang antara anda dengan Aliff Syukri? Dengan cikgu sekolah rendah? Kalkulator kami menggambarkan konsep jurang pendapatan dengan cara yang lebih bermakna.


Kalkulator Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH)

Sejauh manakah bantuan sara hidup dapat membantu perbelanjaan mingguan anda?


National Health Insurance

Will implementing a national health insurance scheme help us provide a more secure social safety net for all Malaysians?

Research

In-depth Explorations


Can Everyone Really Reskill Themselves?

We asked this and more in our study on non-graduate informal workers’ aspirations with a focus on delivery riders.


Pekerja gig: Anda yang mana satu?

Tanggapan umum tentang pekerja gig ialah mereka terdiri dari golongan pesara atau graduan yang menganggur. Kami ketengahkan profil pekerja gig yang lebih objektif supaya lebih mudah mengenalpasti risiko-risiko berbeza yang mereka hadapi.


Which type of gig worker are you?

Restless retiree. Unemployed grad. These are some common stereotypes of gig workers. Here, we argue for a more objective way of profiling gig workers in order to address different types of vulnerabilities.


Pekerjaan Gig: Faedah Sepenuh Masa untuk Kerja Sepenuh Masa?

Apakah tahap perlindungan sosial yang pekerja ‘gig’ mahukan – terutamanya mereka yang bekerja ‘gig’ seolah-olah sepenuh masa? Kami mencungkil persoalan ini menerusi kaji selidik ulung kami tentang pekerja ‘gig’.


Pekerjaan Gig: Kerja Sampingan atau Kerja Tetap?

Istilah ‘gig work’ atau pekerjaan gig semakin biasa didengari di kalangan rakyat Malaysia. Kajian ini mendalami peranan pekerjaan gig kepada para pekerjanya dan isu-isu yang berkaitan.


Gig Work: Full-Time Benefits for Full-Time Work?

What level of social protection do gig workers want, particularly those working full-time hours or more? We ask this question and more in our study of gig workers.


Gig Work: Side Hustle or Main Job?

How significant is the role of gig work to those working in the gig economy? We ask this question and more in this research piece.