Factors Influencing Social Vulnerability in Central Java Province


Ridho Harta
Widiyanto Widiyanto


In recent years, there has been a concerning rise in the frequency of conflicts within various regions. These conflicts stem from a complex interplay of economic, social, and cultural factors. This study sets out to discern the key determinants that shape the overall level of peace and stability within Central Java province. A qualitative descriptive approach is used to comprehensively investigate the factors influencing social vulnerability. The analysis of available data unveils an encouraging decrease in reported crime rates, reflecting positive strides in law enforcement and security measures. However, it is crucial to note that certain indicators suggestive of heightened vulnerability have exhibited worrisome trends. Factors like unemployment and poverty have shown an alarming upward trajectory, warranting closer examination and targeted interventions. Conversely, the declining trend in school dropout rates could be interpreted as a positive sign, potentially contributing to a more conducive environment within the region. This study underscores the need for a comprehensive understanding of the evolving dynamics of vulnerability and peace-building, providing valuable insights for policymakers and stakeholders in Central Java and beyond.


How to Cite
Harta, R., & Widiyanto, W. (2023). Factors Influencing Social Vulnerability in Central Java Province. Unnes Political Science Journal, 7(2), 78-84. https://doi.org/10.15294/upsj.v7i2.74861