Residential Area and Income Inequality in Suburban Indonesia

https://doi.org/10.22146/ijg.4992

Pitri Yandri(1*)

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Abstract


Suburban becomes footing for the population who migrate from rural to urban areas, especially from living
and housing. Similarly, when the population in urban areas assume that the city is no longer comfortable to their live,
so the only possible choice for them is moving to suburb. The subsequent impact of the phenomenon is tremendous
construction of residential areas as a result of the high demand for housing. The problem then is the construction of
residential areas often neglect the interests of the local neighborhood. Thus, the residential area becomes a kind of modern
residential area in a local neighborhood. Then it widen its impacts of inequality between communities in residential
area with communities in local neighborhood. This paper presents the finding that contributor of income inequality in
suburbs areas in Indonesia comes from a modern residential area. The evidence for the argument is the result of Theil
Entropy Index calculation on modern residential area is higher than the traditional residential area, which is respectively
0.34 and 0.15.

Keywords


Housing;Exclusive Cluster of Housing;Local Neighborhood;Theil Entropy Index

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