Proceedings of the International Conference on Administrative Science (ICAS 2017)

Socio-Economic Dynamics of Street Vendors in Bandung

Authors
Rina Hermawatii, Nunung Runiawati
Corresponding Author
Rina Hermawatii
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icas-17.2017.46How to use a DOI?
Keywords
business typology, socio-economic characteristics, street vendors
Abstract

The presence of street vendors has become a hard problem to solve in some cities in Indonesia. Some existing policies have not yet been able to optimally handle the problem of street vendors. One of the causes why the problem of street vendors is hard to handle is unavailability of sufficient data on street vendors. As a result, policies on street vendors are often not on target. This article attempts to map socio-economic characteristics of street vendors in Bandung. By understanding socio-economic characteristics of street vendors, it is expected that the government will be able to map the real problem related to street vendors, so that an appropriate solution to deal with it can be obtained. The result of the research showed that the education level, earnings, and the business typology of street vendors are increasingly varying. If previously street vendors were often considered small scale business and identical to the urban poor groups, nowadays we also find street vendors who come from highly-educated circles, with big capital, big earnings, and modern business means like motorcycles and cars. Likewise, consumers of street vendors have been spread among the middle classes through high quality products with quite a high price (hundreds of thousands to millions rupiahs). This finding indicates that the profession of the street vendor is not only made as the means to earn the livelihood/to meet the basic needs but also as a strategy to develop the business of the owners of capital and goods.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Administrative Science (ICAS 2017)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
November 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-420-0
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icas-17.2017.46How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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