Characteristics of Street Children in Pekanbaru City

Rosmawati Rosmawati, Donal Donal


This study aims to explore the characteristics of street children. The results will be interpreted with descriptive analysis. Descriptive method is used to examine, record, analyze, and interpret the dominant factors of children becoming street children. This research was conducted in Pekanbaru City, Riau Province. The number of respondents in this study was 40 respondents with accidental sampling techniques. There are 3 kinds of the existence of street children, namely factors at the micro-level (immediate causes), factors at the level of mess (underlying causes), and factors at the macro-level (basic causes). Street children in Pekanbaru are mostly 11-13 years old.Factors that cause a child to become a street child in Pekanbaru City, are classified into three interconnected categories, namely the initiative or encouragement of the child himself, family parenting, and family economy. These three factors have an indirect influence on the incidence of a child becoming a street child in the city of Pekanbaru.

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