IMPACTS OF RISING STRATEGIC FOOD PRICES ON POVERTY IN INDONESIA

Authors

  • Ana Arifatus Sa’diyah
  • Doppy Roy Nendissa
  • Aldon MHP Sinaga

Abstract

Poverty has existed for many years, and will always exist in a large number of countries, so poverty alleviation targets are a challenge for most countries. The main objective of this research is to analyze the impact of strategic food price increases on poverty with a systematic measure. The study uses SUSENAS (Indonesian National Socioeconomic Survey) raw data. The total data used is 287,830 households. consisting of 166,019 rural households and 121,811 urban households. The impact of price changes on poverty can be seen by using The HeadCount Ratio, The Poverty Gap Ratio, The Sen Index, and The Foster-Greer and Thorbecke Index. The analysis showed rice is a strategic food whose price increase has the biggest impact on increasing poverty, so it needs government efforts to reduce the rate of increase in rice prices if it wants to reduce poverty.

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Published

27-12-2019