Sustainable Livelihood and the Dynamics of Urban Poor People's Livelihood Boundaries in Tambora Village Area, Jakarta

Penghidupan Berkelanjutan dan Dinamika Batasan Penghidupan Masyarakat Miskin Perkotaan di Wilayah Kampung Tambora Jakarta

  • Agung Yudhistira Nugroho Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta
  • Bahjatul Murtasidin Universitas Bangka Belitung
Keywords: Migration, Pandemic, Sustainable Livelihoods


Jakarta’s widespread internal migration also complicate efforts to provide its citizens with the care they needed. Pandemic exacerbates the social vulnerabilities of the urban people and increasingly shows the inequality that exists in the city. The question that this paper tried to answer is “To what extent the urban poor could access their entitlements to sustainable livelihood?”.  To help enhance our understanding on how urban poor access their rights and entitlements to sustainable livelihoods, sustainable livelihood framework is to be combined with demographic analysis approaches. Data collecting and  field research was the elements of analytical methods that’s used to understand the dynamic of the urban people livelihood. Poor people stood at the centre and were seen to build their livelihood strategies on a set of vital resources. People found ways to make ends meet and got on with their lives. In the case of urban poor in Jakarta, it is important to note, that while the sustainable livelihood model stresses that poor people are the experts on their own conditions, it is condescending to assume that all of the people’s livelihood strategies are inherently right. Many urban poor households lack access to information, broader overviews, and a knowledge of prior experiences outside their own area which mean that they may make mistakes and adopt livelihood strategies which are unsatisfactory at best or doomed to failure at worse.


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Author Biographies

Agung Yudhistira Nugroho, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta

completed his Masters in International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada, in 2014, currently as a Lecturer at the International Relations Study Program, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta.

Bahjatul Murtasidin, Universitas Bangka Belitung

completed his Masters in Political Science at the University of Bangka Belitung, in 2016, currently as a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Bangka Belitung.


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How to Cite
Nugroho, A., & Murtasidin, B. (2023). Sustainable Livelihood and the Dynamics of Urban Poor People’s Livelihood Boundaries in Tambora Village Area, Jakarta. Journal of Political Issues, 4(2), 89-98.
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