Remittances and Social Assistance’s Impact on Expenditure Pattern, poverty and inequality

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Research Description: 

Using data from the Fifth Wave of Indonesia Family Life Survey, the paper tries to explore how access to remittances and social assistance may affect household’s welfare and consumption behavior as well as the poverty and inequality on various income distributions. Although the literature suggests that those transfers are shown to have positive impact on reducing poverty, the impact on inequality offer conflicting findings. Since they were received by different kind of households and different population groups, therefore were spent in different manners. Public transfer received by the poor households while private transfer, due to the various constraints in migration process, received by the relatively richer households.

Project Supervisors: Professor Armida S. Alisjahbana, Dr. Kodrat Wibowo and Dr. M. Purnagunawan

PhD Candidate: Astrid A. Noeraini

Short Bio:

Astrid A. Noeraini is a PhD Candidate in Economics at Universitas Padjadjaran. She earned her bachelor degree in Management Studies from Universitas Tarumanagara (2000) and master degree in economics from Universitas Indonesia (2009). She also studied Data Collection and Analysis for Migration Studies in Maastricht University, the Netherland (2015). She serves as a Tangerang City Government officer.