The Impact of the Indonesian Financial Crisis on Children: Data from 100 Villages Survey [book]

Lisa A. Cameron
2002 Policy Research Working Papers  
This paper examines the impact of the Asian crisis on children in Indonesia. Specifically data from four rounds of the 100 Villages Survey are used to examine changes in school attendance rates, child labor force participation and health status. We also examine ways in which households report they are coping with the crisis. The findings show little evidence that the crisis has had a dramatic negative impact on children. School attendance dropped slightly after the onset of the crisis but has
more » ... he crisis but has since rebounded to higher than pre-crisis levels. Fewer children are now working, although the older children who are working and are not attending school seem to be working longer hours. Comparisons of child health status indicators over time are complicated by changes in the questionnaire but appear to be relatively stable. * I would like to acknowledge funding from UNICEF and the World Bank and thank Friedhelm Betke, Santosh Mehrotra and Duncan Thomas for their input and comments. I am also grateful to Asep Suryahadi and Yusuf Suharso for assistance with the data. All errors remain my own.
doi:10.1596/1813-9450-2799 fatcat:cibxa5q3qzgsdm75ybiyujjx3e