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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 296-312


Heldy Vanni Alam, Mahludin H. Baruwadi, Herwin Mopangga, Rezkiawan Tantawi, Fitri Hadi Yulia Akib.


Purpose of the study: 1) to analyze the factors that influence economic growth in Boalemo Regency, Gorontalo Province, 2) to find out which government programs have been implemented in increasing HDI in Boalemo Regency, Gorontalo Province, 3) to formulate the right strategy in order to improve the quality of human capital to encourage better economic growth in Boalemo District, Gorontalo Province.
Methodology: The research method is adjusted to the objectives and activity plans and the research results to be achieved, namely the Mix Method which in detail consists of: (1) quantitative / multiple regression, (2) qualitative descriptive, and (3) qualitative (SWOT analysis). The data used in this study is secondary data obtained from BPS Boalemo Regency, which is supported by other secondary data obtained from Bappeda, Dikpora, Health Office, and other related agencies according to the data needs.
Main Findings: Based on the analysis of existing data, the following information is obtained: (1) Labor and human capital (AHH & RLS) factors do not have a significant effect on economic growth, while technology and savings have a positive and significant effect on economic growth. (2) The Boalemo Regency Government, through related agencies, appears to have carried out several activities in order to support the increase in the human development index, especially programs in the fields of education, health and community economic empowerment. (3) There are many things that become opportunities to increase economic growth. Not infrequently also waiting for significant challenges that require joint commitment of Tripatriates (government, BUMN, and the private sector to be able to support the economy as well as to boost human resource development in Boalemo Regency.
Applications of this study: Research results and research outputs can be used to develop concepts or knowledge on human resource management, and can also be used by local governments and even adopted by other regions in an effort to encourage economic growth through developing the quality of human capital.
Novelty / Originality of this study: In this study, human capital is measured using the Human Capital proxy by looking at the HDI (Life Expectancy Rate, Expectancy of School Years & Average School Years, and Community Purchasing Power. Meanwhile, economic growth is measured using the GRDP proxy. The factors that influence economic growth with multiple regression analysis to see whether economic growth is influenced by public savings, labor, technology, and human capital.

Key words: Human Capital; Economic growth

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