The Individual Deprivation Measure. Indonesia Country Study, Pangkajene and Islands Regency

Angie Bexley, Mandy Yap, Sharon Bessell, 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 2881 people in Pangkep. Surveys were undertaken across the province, including in the remote islands about which little data are available. The IDM study in Pangkep 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 generationed and the nature and depth of poverty is shaped by both age and gender. 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 Pangkep, over 6 percent reported that they had not used a sanitary product. In Pangkep, multidimensional poverty plays out in complex ways according to gender, age geographic location and region. It is deepest in the islands, and is experienced most acutely by women in the islands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherCrawford School of Public Policy
    Number of pages572
    ISBN (Print)978-0-6488547-1-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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