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Empowering People toward Empowered Poor Household to Reduced Poverty in Karangasem Regency, Bali Province, Indonesia

 

Nyoman Suartha*
I Ketut Sudibia
Made Suyana Utama
I G W Murjana Yasa
Fakultas Ekonomi, Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Bali

*Corresponding author; email: brankshot@yahoo.com

 


ABSTRACT

The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between some variables related for poor households, namely: household capacity, culture of poverty, empowerment, attitude toward exit from poverty, and empowered of poor household. Data are collected from 150 heads of poor household and analyzed by Structural Equation Modeling. Research findings showed that the model developed has a good fit index. Each of household capacity, culture of poverty, and empowerment has a significant effect on attitude toward exit from poverty. Those variables also have significant effect on empowered of poor household. Furthermore, attitude toward exit from poverty has significant effect on empowered of poor household. The study findings showed that poverty is not caused merely by economic problem, but also influenced by individual’s attitude toward exit from poverty. These findings are discussed to develop some recomendation for further study and for local government to empower the poor households so poverty can be reduced in society.

Keywords: household capacity, culture of poverty, empowerment, attitudes toward exit from poverty, empowered of poor household