Children & Youth
Children are the most fruitful point of intervention in the inter-generational transmission of poverty. Indonesia has made significant improvements in child welfare by providing social assistance targeting children and youth, including food security programs, scholarships, and cash transfer schemes. But there is more work to be done.
In addition to hosting conferences and forums on child welfare and social protection, SMERU has a number of ongoing research partnerships with UNICEF which address the complex determinants of child poverty, including health and social protection provisions, access to education, and the effects of care-giving arrangements in the absence of birth parents.
ACCESS TO JUSTICE: EMPOWERING FEMALE HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD IN INDONESIA Case Studies in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, West Java, West Kalimantan, and East Nusa TenggaraOctober, 2010
Improving Student Performance in Public Primary Schools in Developing Countries: Evidence from IndonesiaJanuary, 2007
What Happened to Child Labor in Indonesia during the Economic Crisis: The Trade-off between School and WorkSeptember, 2005