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Enron Case Study

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Rationale of the Study
Philippines is one of the countries in Asia which has the highest incident of poverty and the high percentage of population belongs to poverty line. There were so many reasons why poverty exists and this is due to unbalance resources or unequal distribution of resources, large family size, lack of opportunities for employment, values and norms of Filipinos that leads to a low level of educational attainment, and lacks motivations to one’s self.(Gabutin, 2015)
According to a barangay Captain of Barangay Zone 6 in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, poverty is a condition that is rapidly growing in their place. This barangay has a total land area of ...view middle of the document...

Also to provide some insights on what can be done at the barangay level to manage the growing number of households living under the poverty line. It is also hoped that by knowing what the aspirations of the locals would be able to the government helps them address that kind of situations they are in.
If this situation persists and remain unsolved this may lead to a much higher unemployment rate, higher case of drug abuse. A higher cause of child labor, and less dynamic economy.

Figure 1. Map of Barangay zone 6, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
Figure 1. Map of Barangay zone 6, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

Research Objectives
General Objective
The study aims to determine the socio-economic profile and aspirations of households in Barangay Zone 6, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.
Specific Objectives
The study will sought answers to:
1. Describe the socio-economic profile of households respondents in terms of family income, family size and educational attainment
2. Describe the poverty incidents among the household respondents
3. Describe the aspirations for family, education, work and others
4. Determine the socio-economic factors associated with the aspirations of households in Barangay Zone 6, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

Theoretical Framework
* Theories
Poverty as a personal failing
When it comes to poverty in the United States, there are two main lines of thought. The most common line of thought within the U.S. is that a person is poor because of personal traits. These traits in turn have caused the person to fail. Supposed traits range from personality characteristics, such as laziness, to educational levels. Despite this range, it is always viewed as the individual's personal failure not to climb out of poverty. This thought pattern stems from the idea of meritocracy and its entrenchment within U.S. thought. Meritocracy, according to Katherine S. Newman is “the view that those who are worthy are rewarded and those who...

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