How Education Level and Household Power-RelationAffectWomenEntrepreneurial Intention: Case Study of Micro-Waqf Bank’s Revolving Fund Participants


This study aims to look at the influence of education level and household power relations on entrepreneurial aspirations in women, using the women participating in the Micro-Waqf Bank (MWB) revolving fund program in Gunung Pati, Central Java as a case study. The study uses primary data obtained from the survey, analysed with descriptive statistical techniques and Two-way ANOVA. The results show that household power-relations significantly influence women’s entrepreneurial ambitions. The greater their power in the household, the higher their entrepreneurial intentions. Meanwhile, the education level does not have a significant effect. The results of this study have important implications for women’s economic empowerment. Every program to increase entrepreneurial intentions and women’s economic empowerment needs to be balanced with social education for households about the importance of giving recognition and appreciation to the woman’srolein house hold decision-making. Adequate room for women to be active in productive economic activities needs to be provided in the household.

Keywords: Women Entrepreneurial Intention, Household Power-Relation, Micro-Waqf Bank.

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