INFLUENCE OF HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS ON COMMUNITIES POVERTY LINE IN SURROUNDING MANGROVE (A Case in Sidodadi Village Teluk Pandan Sub-District Pesawaran District)

Afrian Andrianto, Rommy Qurniati, Agus Setiawan

Abstract


The mangrove forest ecosystem is one of the coastal resources that give an important role in social, economic and ecological aspects.  In fact, there are many coastal communities in poverty conditions.  This study intended to analyze household poverty line and influence of household characteristics on poverty line. This study has conducted from January to March 2015.  Determination of respondents was done in simple random sampling and was obtained 71 respondents. Data collection method was used structural interview to respondents. The results showed that partly of communities were categories in the poverty line. Poverty line was not affected by age, work types, health, ethnic and houses condition. Household characteristics that have an influence on the poverty line were education, income, number of working family members and houses facilities. Households have less alternative source of income from mangrove forests caused by lack of knowledge about utilization of non timber forest products from the mangrove.

Keywords:  Household characteristics, mangrove, poverty line

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