In 2018 the IDM program undertook an Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) study across two districts in Indonesia: Jeneponto Regency and Pangkajene and Islands Regency. The information presented in this report is based on the responses of 2815 people in Jeneponto. Surveys were undertaken across the province by the ANU IDM team. The IDM study in Jeneponto reveals the ways in which gender and age shape patterns of deprivation. While women were more deprived in some dimensions, multidimensional poverty overall appears to be gendered rather than feminised. That is, both women and men experience poverty, but in different ways, reflecting gendered roles and responsibilities.
Poverty is also generational, and the nature and depth of poverty is shaped by both age and gender. Across a number of dimensions, people with disability experience more deprivation than those without disability. In Jeneponto, multidimensional poverty plays out in complex ways according to gender, age, disability and geographic location. Read the full Jeneponto report below. The report from the Pangkajene and Islands Regency study can be read here.