Self-helping Model for Poverty Alleviation on the Productive Urban Poor

SUSILOWATI, MG. WESTRI KEKALIH and Rahutami, Angelina Ika and WINARNO, A. RACMAD DJATI (2014) Self-helping Model for Poverty Alleviation on the Productive Urban Poor. International Journal of Business, Economics and Law (IJBEL), 5 (3). pp. 28-33. ISSN 2289-1552

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Poverty alleviation is not just a matter of making the poor become rich or prosperous, but also regarding the way they looked on poverty. Therefore, poverty alleviation programs should be tailored to the character of the poor, especially on how they think. In previous research has been identified two social psychology characters of the poor that reflect their way of thinking. There are the poor who receives poor and poverty as the destiny (the rural poor) and there are the poor who belief that poor and poverty can be changed (poor urban). These characters can be used as the basis of the poverty alleviation program development. The right program will encourage the poor to overcome their poverty by themselves. This is what we call self-helping model.This study focusing on the empowerment of urban poor groups. Based on previous studies is known that poverty alleviation programs should or even must match the social psychology character of the poor. We argued that the type of poverty alleviation program that matches the urban poor are the program which provides insights on how to develop chances to increase their income,because the urban poor are basically ready to get out of poverty. By using experimental approach, this study aimed to assess the effect of training on the urban poor by comparing conditions before and after training. The module that are tailored to the character of the urban poor are implemented as instrument of treatment. The results showed that after training, urban poor groups that were targeted having an improvement of knowledge about efforts and chances to increase their income and some of them have a business idea.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences
300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics > Macroeconomics
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Business > Department of Management
Depositing User: Ms MG. Westri Kekalih
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 01:19
Last Modified: 01 May 2023 00:50

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