The Influence of Social Capital on Under-Five Stunting Prevalence in Sragen District

  • Maulia Siti Mukharohmah Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Vincent Hadi Wiyono Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Keywords: stunting; social capital; health economics

Abstract

Sragen district is one of the regions that focuses on stunting alleviation in Indonesia. In 2018, the average of under-five stunting prevalence in Sragen district is up to 33.16%. This percentage is higher than the average of under-five stunting prevalence in Central Java (32.3%) and also the national average (30.8%) (Riskesdas, 2018). Many efforts have been taken by the Government to prevent under-five stunting, but under-five stunting prevalence in Sragen District is still very high, so that the innovation of policy is needed to accelerate stunting rate reduction. Government policy, whether it is a sensitive intervention or specific intervention may be effective if the government involves the community in its implementation in reality. Statement of the problem in this research is how the influence of social capital affects under-five stunting prevalence reduction in Sragen District. This research aims at finding out the influence of social capital on under-five stunting prevalence in Sragen District. It uses quantitative comparative research design. Econometrics method of multiple linear regression selected to measure the influence of social capital of stunting prevalence among under-fives. The result of the research shows that class participation of pregnant women and parents in attending parenting class has a significant effect on under-five stunting prevalence.  

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Published
2022-11-06
How to Cite
Mukharohmah, M., & Wiyono, V. H. (2022). The Influence of Social Capital on Under-Five Stunting Prevalence in Sragen District. Proceeding International Conference on Innovation in Science, Education, Health and Technology, 1(1), 143-148. Retrieved from http://pedirresearchinstitute.or.id/index.php/iciseht/article/view/194