This research is concerned with the patterns of child malnutrition in Indonesia since the mid 1980s. Aggregate data show that malnourished children are found among lower income groups. In this study a 10% reduction in the proportion of the population under the poverty line was found to be accompanied by a fall of around 4-6% in the number of children suffering from protein energy malnutrition. It is suggested that poverty reduction as a development goal can make a large contribution to alleviating malnutrition. However, malnutrition, particularly among pre-school children, is still a major problem in Indonesia.
Bibliographical note19) Elfindri and G.L. Dasvarma. 1996. Child Malnutrition in Indonesia. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. Volume 32. No. 1, April 1996. pp. 97-111.
- child nutrition, Indonesia