Destined for Destitution : Intergenerational Poverty Persistence in Indonesia
AbstractWe estimate intergenerational poverty persistence in Indonesia using a panel dataset. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such study looking at the issue in the Indonesian context. Different from the majority of studies on this issue, we include controls for several household and individual characteristics, including for living arrangements. Moreover, to circumvent data issues that plague earnings data in developing countries, we use chronic poverty status as a long-term parental welfare measure. We find there is a substantial intergenerational mobility away from poverty among children from poor households. However, the risk of continuing to live in poverty as adults is 35 percentage points higher for children from chronically poor households than for children from households which are not chronically poor.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Development Economics Working Papers with number 23041.
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chronic poverty; intergenerational mobility; children; welfare; Indonesia;
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- Yus Medina Pakpahan & Daniel Suryadarma & Asep Suryahadi, 2009. "Destined for Destitution : Intergenerational Poverty Persistence in Indonesia," Labor Economics Working Papers 22534, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
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