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dc.contributor.authorFossati, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-07T05:56:03Z
dc.date.available2019-03-07T05:56:03Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1598-2408
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/jea.2016.17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101083
dc.description.abstractSince decentralization in 2001, Indonesian local governments have acquired a key role in poverty alleviation and social service delivery. The extent to which they have been able to meet this challenge is subject to debate, however, and systematic analysis of policy outcomes remains scarce. This paper contributes to the literature with a study of the district-level implementation of Jamkesmas, Indonesia's free healthcare program for the poor. Using original data on policy implementation, I show that local government is to some extent responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable. In years when local elections (pilkada) are implemented, low-income households are targeted more accurately, suggesting that electoral incentives for local elites may increase access to social services among the poor. However, I also show that the positive effect of local direct elections is limited to districts with electorally competitive politics.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom307
dc.relation.ispartofpageto330
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of East Asian Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGovernment and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.keywordsIndonesian politics
dc.subject.keywordsPilkada
dc.subject.keywordsDecentralization
dc.subject.keywordsDemocratic accountability
dc.subject.keywordsHealth policy
dc.subject.keywordsPoverty alleviation
dc.titleIs Indonesian Local government Accountable to the Poor? Evidence From Health Policy Implementation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Griffith Asia Institute
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorFossati, Diego


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