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Mitha Rahmitha is a PhD student in the Department of International Development. Her research is supported by a scholarship from the Government of Indonesia and concerns the issue of poverty dynamic and subjective well-being in Indonesia. This includes the effect of poverty dynamics in terms of headcount poverty and multidimensional poverty, and individual subjective wellbeing, such as happiness.

Before joining King's, Mitha was a researcher at SMERU Research Institute in Indonesia and a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. As a researcher, she has been conducted studies on poverty and disparity, women livelihood, child poverty, climate change and disaster, and evaluated some of Indonesia's programmes relating to poverty, such as the unconditional cash transfer programme.

She holds an MSc in Economic Development from the University of Glasgow, for which she had a British Chevening scholarship (2012-2013). She received the 2012-13 Gerry Mueller Memorial Prize from the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Glasgow, for the best dissertation of the year titled, 'Happiness and Multidimensional Poverty: Empirical Analysis Using Household Dataset in Indonesia'. Prior to this, she completed a BA in Economics from the University of Indonesia.


Thesis title: ' Subjective wellbeing and poverty in Indonesia'

PhD supervision

Further details

See Mitha's research profile