Indonesian Living Standards Before and After the Financial Crisis

Evidence from the Indonesia Family Life Survey

by John Strauss, Kathleen Beegle, Agus Dwiyanto, Yulia Herawati, Daan Pattinasarany, Elan Satriawan, Bondan Sikoki, Sukamdi, Firman Witoelar


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The Asian financial crisis in 1997-98 was a serious blow to a thirty-year period of rapid growth in East and Southeast Asia. This book uses the Indonesia Family Life Surveys (IFLS) from late 1997 and late 2000 to examine changes in living standards for Indonesians from just before the start of the crisis to three years after. Indonesian Living Standards Before and After the Financial Crisis, using the rich data in IFLS to provide a true-to-life look at living conditions in Indonesia, is an important reference for policymakers working on economic issues affecting Indonesia.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    The Financial Crisis in Indonesia

  • Chapter Two

    IFLS Description and Representativeness

  • Chapter Three

    Levels of Poverty and Per Capita Expenditure

  • Chapter Four

    Individual Subjective Standards of Living and the Crisis

  • Chapter Five

    Employment and Wages

  • Chapter Six


  • Chapter Seven

    Health Outcomes and Risk Factors

  • Chapter Eight

    Health Input Utilization

  • Chapter Nine

    Health Service Delivery

  • Chapter Ten

    Family Planning

  • Chapter Eleven

    Family Planning Services

  • Chapter Twelve

    Social Safety Net Programmes

  • Chapter Thirteen


  • Chapter Fourteen


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