A research note on the poverty dynamics and cost of poverty inequality: case study of Indonesia

Mai, Tung and Mahadevan, Renuka (2016) A research note on the poverty dynamics and cost of poverty inequality: case study of Indonesia. Economic Analysis and Policy, 49 100-107. doi:10.1016/j.eap.2015.12.003


Author Mai, Tung
Mahadevan, Renuka
Title A research note on the poverty dynamics and cost of poverty inequality: case study of Indonesia
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 2016-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.eap.2015.12.003
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 49
Start page 100
End page 107
Total pages 8
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Collection year 2016
Abstract This study on Indonesia decomposes poverty gap using the equally distributed equivalent method and by tracking the poverty status of the same households over four time periods. Empirical evidence shows that unlike all previous studies on Indonesia, chronic poverty was far more prevalent than transient poverty over time. This was robust for developed and less developed provinces, Islamic and non-Islamic groups, and for various education levels of the household head. In addition, it was found that narrowing the cost of inequality in the poverty gap between households holds the key to reducing chronic poverty. This calls for a rethink of the poverty alleviation programs in place for a more targeted focus.
Keyword Chronic poverty
Equally distributed equivalent poverty gap
Transient poverty
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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