Targeting the Poor in Rural Java
Mason, Andrew D.
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Summaries This article examines the regional and household characteristics of poverty in rural Java to assess the efficacy of targeted anti?poverty programmes. Analysis of household data shows important geographic and spatial features to rural poverty in Java. However, it also highlights the limitations of geographic targeting; 43 per cent of remaining poor in rural Java live in non?poor regions. The article suggests that an effective anti?poverty strategy for rural Java would focus on continued broad?based growth, judicious use of geographic targeting, and special efforts to enhance the poor's access to productive assets, regardless of where they live.
CitationMason, A., D. (1996) Targeting the Poor in Rural Java. IDS Bulletin 27(1): 67-82
Is part of seriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 27 Nos. 1
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