ERIC Number: ED455171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of the Indonesian Financial Crisis on Children: An Analysis Using the 100 Villages Data. Innocenti Working Papers.
Cameron, Lisa A.
This study examines the impact of the Asian financial crisis on children in Indonesia. Data from four rounds of the 100 Villages Survey are used to examine changes in school attendance rates, child labor force participation, and health status. These data cover over 120 households in each of 100 villages around Indonesia and were collected prior to the crisis in May 1997 and three times after the onset of the crisis. Also examined are ways in which households report they are coping with the crisis. Findings show little evidence that the crisis has had a dramatic negative impact on children. School attendance dropped slightly after the onset of the crisis but has since rebounded to higher than pre-crisis levels. Fewer children are now working, although the older children who are working and are not attending school seem to be working longer hours. Comparisons of child health status indicators over time are complicated by changes in the questionnaire but appear to be relatively stable. Ongoing monitoring is necessary, however, because the impact on children may only be observed in the long run after households' financial resources have been completely depleted and several years of hardship have impacted on health. (Includes 21 notes. Contains 4 figures, 6 tables, an annex table, and 10 references.) (Author/BT)
Descriptors: Attendance, Child Health, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). Innocenti Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia