Does Local Wisdom Affect the Increasing Human Capital of Fisherwomen?


  • Wendra Afriana Department of Resource and Environmental Economics. Faculty of Economics and Management, IPB University, Bogor, West Java, 16680. Indonesia
  • Didin S. Damanhuri Professor at Faculty of Economics and Business, IPB University, Bogor, West Java, 16680. Indonesia
  • Taryono Department of Aquatic Resources Management, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, IPB University, Bogor, West Java, 16680. Indonesia
  • Siti Amanah Department of Communication and Community Development, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia


human capital investment, cooperation, religious virtues, SEM PLS, mutual help.


The paper explores the role of local religious wisdom in its contribution to improving the human capital of fisherwomen. The human capital investment developed by Becker focuses only on education, skills, and competencies and ignores other tributes, such as local wisdom from religious values. Philanthropy, which is still firmly practiced in the fishing community, is the answer to the question of whether religion and local wisdom are the most critical elements in the development of the human capital of fisherwomen. The method used in this study is a quantitative approach with SEM PLS analysis tools. This study used a survey design with a sampling technique that disproportioned stratified random sampling to 81 respondents in two research sites. Researchers collected data through a questionnaire done in 2023. The sample selection technique is snowball. The results showed that local religious wisdom in the form of help helped increase fisherwomen's human capital with p values of 0.044 (<0.05). The government must synergize local wisdom that is still inherent in practice in making policies for the human capital development of fisherwomen.




How to Cite

Wendra Afriana, Didin S. Damanhuri, Taryono, & Siti Amanah. (2024). Does Local Wisdom Affect the Increasing Human Capital of Fisherwomen?. Kurdish Studies, 12(2), 1964–1976. Retrieved from