The Impact of the Indonesian Financial Crisis on Children: An analysis using the 100 villages data

Innocenti Working Papers 81


The Impact of the Indonesian Financial Crisis on Children: An analysis using the 100 villages data
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Cameron, Lisa A.;
  • Publisher
    • IRC
  • Date of Publication
    • 2001
  • Pages
    • 32
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 273U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

This paper examines the impact of the Asian crisis on children in Indonesia. School attendance dropped slightly after the onset of the 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. Several studies have examined the social impacts of the crisis. The findings can largely be summarized as showing that rather than being uniformly negative and severe, the crisis impact has been quite heterogeneous, depending on geographic location and household socio-economic status. Overwhelmingly, households have been shown to be very resilient in the face of hardship.

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Thematic area

Economic Development   / 

Thesaurus

child workers   /  economic development   /  economic monitoring   /  education   /  health   /