research product . 2014

Explaining the Regional Heterogeneity of Poverty: Evidence from Decentralized Indonesia.

Sudarno Sumarto; Sudarno Sumarto; Marc Vothknecht; Marc Vothknecht; Laura Wijaya; Laura Wijaya;
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  • Published: 11 Mar 2014
This study presents evidence from Indonesia on how the country's recent periods of economic growth have contributed to poverty reduction at the regional level, with a particular emphasis on the role of decentralization. over the past decade Indonesia has made significant progress in reducing poverty, from 23% of the population in 1999 to less than 12% in 2013. however, substantial differences in regional poverty are observed. in this paper, we discuss the factors that drive the evolution of poverty in a decentralized Indonesia, and relate kabupaten (district) performance in poverty reduction to a wide range of social, economic, and political characteristics with...
free text keywords: I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty, I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, I38 - Government Policy ; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs, Indonesia
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