The Relation of Fiscal Decentralization, Regional Finance and Social Justice for the Local Development of Indonesia

Timbul Hamonangan Simanjuntak, Imam Mukhlis

Abstract


This study aims to analyze the relationship between fiscal decentralization, fiscal capacity, financial independence and financial expenditure areas in achieving social justice. In this case, the East Java Province Indonesia is supported by the existence of local government district / municipality became the main object of study during 2010 -2014. The needed data are such as; financial balance data, regional revenue, the amount of local spending and social justice data on people's lives. Data analysis method used is Partial Least Square (PLS). The results provide the conclusion that the implementation of the fiscal decentralization policy gives positive and significant impact on local fiscal capacity. Fiscal capacity gives positive and significant impact on the local financial independence. Local financial independence gives positive and significant impact on the structure of the shopping area. The structure of local government spending has a significant effect on the achievement of social justice areas. In this case, the fiscal capacity and financial independence have no direct impact significantly on the achievement of social justice in the various districts / cities in East Java. In addition, this study also provides important conclusion that there is a significant indirect effect of fiscal decentralization on social justice through local fiscal capacity, local financial independence and the structure of local government spending.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/aef.v4i1.1911

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