The Individual Deprivation Measure. Indonesia Country Study, Jeneponto Regency

Angie Bexley, Mandy Yap, Sharon Bessell, Monica Costa, Masud Hasan, Janet Hunt, Grace Lovell, Trang Pham, Helen Suich

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    The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a new, gendersensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty. It assesses deprivation at the individual level across 15 dimensions, resulting in rich information about patterns of deprivation, including which social groups are particularly deprived. The information presented in this report is based on the responses of 2815 people in Jeneponto. Surveys were undertaken across the province. The IDM study in Jeneponto reveals the ways in which gender and age shape patterns of deprivation. While women were more deprived in some dimensions, multidimensional poverty overall appears to be gendered rather than feminised. That is, both women and men experience poverty, but in different ways, reflecting gendered roles and responsibilities. Poverty is also generational, and the nature and depth of poverty is shaped by both age and gender. Across a number of dimensions, people with disability experience more deprivation than those without disability. Unlike many assessments of poverty, the IDM survey asks questions that are designed to capture gendered deprivation. For example, women are asked whether they had access to sanitary products during their last period. In Jeneponto, nearly 10 percent reported that they had not used a sanitary product. In Jeneponto, multidimensional poverty plays out in complex ways according to gender, age, disability and geographic location. It is most acutely experienced by women with disability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherCrawford School of Public Policy
    Number of pages588
    ISBN (Print)978-0-6488547-2-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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