Public expenditures and poverty: evaluation of the governmentâ€™s priority programs in Gorontalo Province
Private investments and exports are still limited to drive the economy of Gorontalo,Â therefore the government expenditures are certainly needed as a driver forÂ the economic growth which in turn reduce the poverty. This research aims toÂ test the effect of public expenditures on education, health, and infrastructureÂ toward poverty. The research used econometric analysis of panel data of regencies/city in Gorontalo, 2009-2013. The results demonstrated that public expendituresÂ on education and health had negative and significant effects toward theÂ poverty level in all regencies/city in Gorontalo while the public expenditure onÂ infrastructure did not have any effect toward the level of poverty in all regencies/city in Gorontalo.
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Economic Journal of Emerging Markets (EJEM)
ISSN 2086-3128 (print), ISSN 2502-180X (online)
Center for Economic Studies, Department of Economics,
Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia.
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