Social capital, houshold welfare, and poverty in Indonesia

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Grootaert, Christiaan (1999)
  • Subject: Public Health Promotion,Capital Markets and Capital Flows,Decentralization,Social Capital,Economic Theory&Research,Economic Theory&Research,Health Economics&Finance,Community Development and Empowerment,Poverty Assessment,Social Capital

The author empirically estimates how social capital affects household welfare and poverty in Indonesia. His focus: household memberships in local associations, an aspect of social capital especially relevant to daily household decisions that affect welfare and consumpti... View more
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    Jambi 2.3 99.6 92.6 100.0 Jawa Tengah 1.6 99.9 94.6 96.0 NTT 6.4 100.0 86.6 99.6 Head of Household

    Male 3.6 99.8 92.0 99.2 Female 3.4 100.0 93.2 100.0 Religion

    Muslim 2.0 99.7 94.0 98.9 Catholic 5.8 100.0 89.1 99.3 Protestant 7.2 100.0 74.7 100.0 Education

    None 4.1 100.0 98.3 100.0 Primary School-Incomplete 3.1 100.0 91.6 98.7 Primary School -Complete 3.8 99.9 94.1 99.0 Secondary School- Incomplete 4.7 98.5 91.5 100.0 Secondary School- Complete 2.2 100.0 79.3 100.0 Vocational 2.2 100.0 80.4 100.0 University/Other 7.0 100.0 62.5 100.0 Quintile

    Poorest 4.3 100.0 95.8 100.0 2 3.9 99.9 92.8 99.2 3 4.3 100.0 93.0 99.1 4 2.8 99.4 89.3 98.1 Richest 2.7 100.0 89.8 100.0 All 3.6 99.9 92.1 99.2 Note: Figures are percentage of memberships in associations which are initiated by the community. For definition of categories, see text.

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