Poverty Dynamics: A Case Study of Indonesia

Mai, Duy Tung (2013). Poverty Dynamics: A Case Study of Indonesia Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Mai, Duy Tung
Thesis Title Poverty Dynamics: A Case Study of Indonesia
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013-11
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor A/Prof. Renuka Mahadevan
Total pages 73
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract

The thesis uses a recently improved method of Duclos et al. (2010) to decompose Indonesia's poverty into its components of chronic and transient poverty. Using a panel data of 4 waves, the state of poverty of the same household is traced through time for 13 rural and urban provinces to provide a better and more accurate understanding of poverty dynamics. Corrections for statistical biases arising from the use of only 4 waves are also undertaken for robustness. Lastly, the cost of inequality in the poverty gap is analyzed to add a new dimension to the existing empirical literature on poverty. The results suggest that the chronic poverty appears to be a larger problem throughout the studied provinces while the proportion of cost of inequality interestingly arises for regions having lower total poverty index.

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