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Zakat for poverty alleviation and income inequality reduction: West Java, Indonesia

Hafifuddin, Qurroh Ayuniyyah and Pramanik, Ataul Huq and Md Saad, Norma and Ariffin, Muhammad Irwan (2018) Zakat for poverty alleviation and income inequality reduction: West Java, Indonesia. Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, 4 (1). pp. 85-100. ISSN 2460-6146 E-ISSN 2460-6618

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This research aims to analyze the role of zakat distribution programs for poverty allevation and income inequality reduction among groups in urban and rural areas. It takes the case study of 1,309 zakat beneficiaries managed by the National Zakat Board of Indonesia (BAZNAS) as the coordinating zakat institution in Indonesia, in five different cities and regencies in West Java Province namely, Bogor, Depok and Sukabumi. The analytical tools used in this study are the modification of the Center of Islamic Business and Economic Studies (CIBEST) model, CHAID analysis, Deciles method and Gini coefficient. This study suggests that the present zakat distribution programs can significantly alleviate poverty and reduce income inequality among the observed zakat beneficiaries. It is also found that spiritual supervision and routine assistance form BAZNAS officers, informal education, family size, age and job of the respondents are the variables that are statistically significant in influencing the increase of the households’ monthly income and spirituality.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 655/68106
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zakat, Poverty, Income Inequality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.75 Islam and economics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB126.4 Islamic Economics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Norma Md Saad
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68106

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