Title: Household consumption and government role in affecting society welfare in West Java, Indonesia
Authors: Adam Julian Faturrahman; Faizah Syihab
Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Trilogi, JL. TMP Kalibata, South Jakarta 12760, Indonesia ' Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Trilogi, JL. TMP Kalibata, South Jakarta 12760, Indonesia
Abstract: This study aims to explore the relationship between the society welfare and various factors that affect it. A total of 2,320 respondents are taken from various households in West Java, Indonesia from 2014-2015. This study expects to give better assessment which factors can be implemented in improving society welfare. Various variables such as the household consumption on education, investment, and government role are consistently affect the West Java society well-being, whereas the household consumption on health is not significantly affect the society welfare. This study found that having more investment, obtaining more education, and attaining proper government program, the household are likely to be more prosperous. This significant result indicates the importance of investment, education and governance programs variables in achieving society's well-being and also give significant contributions particularly to the government strategies or policy in increasing the society welfare, whereby effective decisions is very important to achieve society well-being.
Keywords: welfare; household consumption; investment; education; government program; West Java; logistic regression; Indonesia Family Life Survey; IFLS; Indonesia.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2020 Vol.26 No.1/2, pp.148 - 164
Received: 02 Oct 2018
Accepted: 04 May 2019
Published online: 25 Sep 2020 *