Lia Rosida


As poverty has been regarded as multifaceted involving financial and non-financial dimensions, defining poverty appears to be demanding especially when it is related to impoverishment in specific areas with particular characteristics. Consequently, in order to enable mitigation of poverty to obtain right solutions for the right situations in the right places, several factors of poverty need to be investigated through its classification into rural or urban poverty issues. Thus, this study aims at finding out urban and rural poverty issues regarding their several distinct features and similarities through literature study approach. Our finding reveals that rural poverty is considered much more extensive than urban poverty especially as it is related to difficulties in the infrastructural access/ basic service limitations to run the economic activities. However, although urban poverty is less extensive, the complexity seems to be higher than rural poverty due to unhealthy life conditions in addition to basic service shortages.


Rural, Urban, Poverty & Developing Countries.

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