Abstract: The aims of this research is to analyze the impact of culture of poverty and house hold capacity to poverty in North Aceh. North Aceh is one of the districts with high income income, but at the same time has a high poverty rate, two contradictory conditions. So it is interesting to examine what the main causes of poverty are, so that the government can make and implement policies appropriately.
This study used primary data obtained from household surveys, conducted by direct interviews using questioners and deept interviews for key respondents. The population in this study is the Households in 27 sub-districts in North Aceh, then, from the entire population we helds six districts as samples by random sampling, that is a stratified random sampling and purvosive random sampling exactly, with the total number of Households are 548 samples.
The Data in this research are Analyzed descriptively and quantitative ly. By logistic regression analysis. We find that the culture of poverty, the education of the patriarch, the health and the size of the household have contributed to poverty in northern Aceh. From the four variables tested, education and culture of poverty have the highest contribution to poverty, followed by household size and health. This is the test of Wald test. The implication is that the government needs to raise awareness and empowerment to households to change people's understanding of the poverty to break the poverty chain
Keywords: Poverty, Culture of poverty, Education, Patriarch, Household, Contribution