Database used to target social programs in Indonesia was updated every three years. Exclusion error and poverty dynamics in Indonesia have raised the question whether updating is required within that three year period. In this paper, we assess this issue by employing Susenas panel data to track changes in household characteristics and consumption mobility within three years.
We find that household characteristics that were used to estimate household consumption in Proxy Means Test (PMT) remained stable for most households over a three year period. About 28 percent of households in the bottom three deciles moved up to higher deciles while about 13 percent of households in the top six deciles moved down to lower deciles.
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Suggested citation: Fernandez, L., Hadiwidjaja, G. 2018. Do Household Socioeconomic Status and Characteristics Change Over a 3 Year Period in Indonesia? Evidence From SUSENAS Panel 2008-2010.
TNP2K Working Paper 3-2018. Jakarta, Indonesia.
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