Paper Title
The Effect of Reducing Poverty on Income Polarization in Northern Corridor Economic Region of Malaysia

A raising polarization of community causing a decline of the middle strata is obtaining rising concern. Polarization connects with poverty confirm that polarization influence by poverty. Poverty in different shapes has growing captured the concern of the international society across the previous decade. The objective of this research is to determine the relationship between reducing poverty and income polarization. Research question is why reducing poverty influence income polarization? This explanatory research utilized quantitative approach to answer research objective and research question. Survey through questionnaire on 434 respondents undertook in the year 2016. Results imply that reducing poverty effects income polarization. Implication of the study is to focus on currency and poverty assessment. Index Terms - income polarization, Malaysia, reducing poverty, regional development