Investigators: Joanne Flavel, Kostas Mavromaras
Commenced: 2017
Funding body: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Flinders University


Indonesia achieved strong economic growth and development for the past three decades. However recent studies have shown that the decentralization policy of the Indonesian government at the district level is associated with uneven progress, with inequality disadvantaging vulnerable groups. This project examines the impact of economic development on employment status and health, using econometric methods to analyse a large, individual and district-level survey dataset spanning 15 years. The study will focus on vulnerable groups, families in poverty, women, children, and those living in rural areas. The results will provide evidence on
the development of health and employment inequalities between 2000 and 2015.