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Household Responses to Economic and Demographic Shocks: Marginal Logit Analysis using Indonesian Data


  • Francesca Modena
  • Christopher L. Gilbert


We analyse the responses of Indonesian households to demographic and economic shocks and examine how these responses vary in relation to the household's permanent income and the extent to which the shock is common across the community. Households respond in different ways to demographic and economic shocks. Economic shocks are more likely to result in a labour supply response from the household and this probability is further increased if the shock is common. For rural households, use of savings increases with permanent income. The article also examines the role of the interviewer in influencing survey responses.

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  • Francesca Modena & Christopher L. Gilbert, 2012. "Household Responses to Economic and Demographic Shocks: Marginal Logit Analysis using Indonesian Data," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(9), pages 1306-1322, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:48:y:2012:i:9:p:1306-1322
    DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.685723

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    2. Azomahou T.T. & Yitbarek E., 2015. "Poverty persistence and informal risk management: Micro evidence from urban Ethiopia," MERIT Working Papers 006, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

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