POVERTY ALLEVIATION THROUGH ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW
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Poverty is a global issue getting gaining attention from countries worldwide. Previous scholars have acknowledged that entrepreneurship is a solution to poverty alleviation. Since related discussions such as poverty alleviation through entrepreneurial activities remain fragmented, this study aims to explore the factors associated with the role of entrepreneurship in alleviating poverty and the position of education factor in this issue. Data in the present study were collected in the Web of Science (WoS) database and were compiled based on the year- published papers from 2017 until 2022. Out of 1279 papers found in the database, the final papers which were analyzed were 86 papers. The researcher used PRISMA to analyze the collected data. This study found twenty-nine research factors related to entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation. Based on past studies, financial support, women entrepreneurs, and policies were the most often discussed factors. At the same time, the education factor was rarely explored in poverty alleviation. This study's result helps explain the fragmentation of the role of entrepreneurial activity in poverty alleviation and enriches the business literature on poverty alleviation. In addition, the policymakers can adopt the relevant ways to alleviate poverty based on the best ways which had been implemented previously. Future researchers can utilize the findings of the present study to determine the research factors rarely explored in previous papers.