Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Accounting, Management and Economics, ICAME 2020, 14-15 October 2020, Makassar, Indonesia

Research Article

Women in Improving Economic Welfare (A Study on Female Gold Panners in Monterado District)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2304255,
        author={Deffrinica  Deffrinica and Benediktha Kikky Vuspitasari},
        title={Women in Improving Economic Welfare (A Study on Female Gold Panners in Monterado District)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Accounting, Management and Economics, ICAME 2020, 14-15 October 2020, Makassar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICAME},
        year={2021},
        month={2},
        keywords={panning for gold economic welfare women phenomenology qualitative},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2304255}
    }
    
  • Deffrinica Deffrinica
    Benediktha Kikky Vuspitasari
    Year: 2021
    Women in Improving Economic Welfare (A Study on Female Gold Panners in Monterado District)
    ICAME
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2020.2304255
Deffrinica Deffrinica1,*, Benediktha Kikky Vuspitasari2
  • 1: Department of Management, Shanti Bhuana Institute, 1 Bukit Karmel Road, Sebopet Bengkayang, West Kalimantan 79212 Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Entrepreneurship, Shanti Bhuana Institute, 1 Bukit Karmel Road, Sebopet Bengkayang, West Kalimantan 79211 Indonesia
*Contact email: deffrinica@shantibhuana.ac.id

Abstract

This study discusses the effect of gold panning on gold mining in the village of Goa Boma, whether the results of gold panning by women can increase income and affect the welfare of life. Goa Boma Village is an agricultural area where some of the people work as farmers, but not a few people who work as gold miners, especially for women (housewives) who participate in gold panning work, where gold panners are the mainstay of the Boma Cave community in village. This research was conducted in three stages. The first stage is carried out with a literature study and the second stage with a phenomenological qualitative approach and interviews with informants. Factors that affect gold panning, the environment, economic welfare and the role of women play an important role because of the low level of welfare, which demands women, especially housewives, to pan gold in the Goa Boma gold mine.