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Hamzeh’ee M R, shah Hossini A, Borzoo G R, Mosavi Matlob S. Poverty Culture among Villagers of Harsin Township. refahj. 2012; 12 (45) :238-273
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  Introduction: Poverty, as one of the initiatory social disorder, is as old as the history of mankind. It can say that many of the social problems of human are as direct result of poverty. Due to its antiquity, it has so deeply penetrated in different societies, and created its own culture among the poor. As an important part of rural development programs some strategies have been allocated to reduction of poverty, such goals can't be achieved without the cognition the culture of poverty. Hence, we decided to recognize the culture of poverty among villagers, and thus the rural part of Harsin Township was chosen to the study for this phenomenon.

 Method: The research Method was qualitative by using Snow Boll Sampling method for collecting data which analyzed by Grounded Theory. Deep interview and direct observation were data collection instruments.

 Findings: This study has indicated that it’s a controversy in life styles and methods of peripheral problems in poor villagers it reveals a type of culture which is called culture of poverty.

 Results: According to the findings of this study, the culture of poverty among the poor of Harsin is following by: lack of self-respect and family suspicion and pessimism determinism inherited poverty social isolation spatial and location isolation unfavorable economic situation and lack of social participation. The results were presented for the samples and hereby its validation confirmed in Harsin.

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Received: 2013/05/3 | Published: 2012/07/15

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