Gender inequality and women poverty in Indonesia

Seli Sofiatun Nisak, Lilik Sugiharti

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Gender inequality limits the role of women to access various resources. These limitations cause women to be more vulnerable to poverty; this phenomenon is commonly called women poverty. The purpose of this research is to analyse factors affecting the women poverty in Indonesia. Disparities in economic access between women and men is also caused by the division of the gender role in the household being more harmful to women. This study aims to analyse relationships and determine the indicators of the welfare of each woman discussed, through indicators of gender development and the welfare of female household heads, using household characteristics to improve the welfare status of women. The model used in this research is logit regression model using STATA 12 software in two models: namely, the first model explains the status of the individual woman in affecting women poverty and the second, the status of the female as the household head in affecting household poverty. The analysis instrument used is logistic regression with a data source of SUSENAS 2012. The results of this research show that the indicators of vulnerable women in education, the labour market, and how the role of women in the household significantly affects women poverty status in Indonesia. This affects the policy implications of the government poverty reduction effort with regard to gender issues that occur in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-387
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Female household head poverty
  • Gender Inequality
  • Women Poverty
  • Women's Vulnerability


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