Migration And Economic Changes: Sociological Analysis on the Contributions of Bugis Ethnic for the Economy of Kupang

. Bacotang, . Abustam, Pewennari Hijjang, Darman Manda


This study aims at analyzing the migration stages and mechanism of the Bugis ethnic to Kupang and the contributions of Bugis ethnic for the economy of Kupang. The research approach used a phenomenological approach which is one kind of qualitative research. The data were collected by participants’ observation to determine the essential phenomenon and the participation in life experiences (Creswell, 2009). The results showed: (1) The migration process of Bugis ethnic to Kupang showed that the departure of Bugis ethnic to Kupang was because of economic factors and invitation of a family who had already migrated to Kupang, (2) contribution of Bugis ethnic to the economy of Kupang, the results showed that: Bugis ethnic contributed to the economy of Kupang, especially in the development of traditional markets, market tax receipts, land and buildings tax revenues, tax revenue of building permit, tax revenue of a business license, business license receipts, and the development of Kupang.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p147

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