Empowerment of Rural Human Resources toward the Economic Growth: Evidence in Indonesia District

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Garaika, Helisia Margahana, Sri Sarwo Sari, Winda Feriyana


This study addresses to investigate the relationship of several factors that influence the quality of rural human resources and human capital on the level of income contribution in Indonesia district.  Sample study using rural microcredit bank customers in one of the rural areas in Indonesia as respondents, then analyzed using multiple linear regression. The reason for choosing the district area is because the location of the pilot project program is to empower the poor people, especially women through the establishment of alternative financial institutions that apply the Grameen Bank microcredit. The results of this study indicate that the type of wife's business has a significant influence on the level of family income. While the quality of human resources, likes the Family Dependency, Land Area, and Education Level do not have a significant effect on the level of family income. This phenomenon shows that this is likely due to the influence of other factors such as the culture and habits of existing communities and livelihoods that are dominated by farming and trading. These results form the basis for local governments to provide policies in optimizing human resources in rural areas.


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