Journal article

Feminization of poverty program (PFK) and the empowerment of women heads-of-household in East Java, Indonesia

S Asmorowati, V Schubert, DY Reindrawati

Journal of International Women's Studies | Bridgewater State College | Published : 2019


© 2019 Journal of International Women's Studies. Severe conditions of poverty have been found in households headed by women in East Java Province, Indonesia. In response to this, the Provincial Government of East Java initiated an innovative program called Jalin Matra (Jalan Lain Menuju Mandiri dan Sejahtera or Another Way Towards Sustenance and Welfare) in which one of the programs is Program Feminisasi Kemiskinan (PFK). This paper is based on a research that is concerned with the implementation of PFK in the regions of Trenggalek and Lamongan, East Java, Indonesia, especially in the village level. It is especially focused on the impacts of the program implementation on the empowerment of t..

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