Master's Theses


Political Science

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)


Global leaders and institutions expend considerable time, effort, and resources to eradicate poverty in the world. In spite of these efforts, poverty persists worldwide as a trap into which millions of people continue to fall. The cooperative contribution towards poverty eradication has advanced in recent years. Cooperatives can potentially increase the economic well-being, fostering sustainable economic development at the community level (Yusuf & Ijaiya, 2009). The present study is based on a quantitative archival data analysis of cooperatives’ movement progress and poverty eradication efforts in Indonesia. The purpose of this research is to analyze the relationship between the Indonesian cooperative movement and poverty eradication, rural and urban poverty rate, and Regional Gross Domestic Product (R-GDP). The researcher collected archival data from Indonesian official entities such as governmental statistical agency, ministry, and investment board. Cooperative values can be an Indonesia’s national asset in combating poverty, as the framework for cooperativism is readily available throughout the country. Data analysis has revealed that cooperatives employment had reduced considerably the total national poverty in 2007, 2008, and 2011. Cooperative employment also played significant roles in reducing the Indonesian urban poverty in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011.


Dr. Chapman Rackaway

Date of Award

Fall 2014

Document Type



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