Employment, Living Standards and Poverty in Contemporary Indonesia

Employment, Living Standards and Poverty in Contemporary Indonesia

Chris Manning

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814345125

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Understanding the nexus between employment, living standards and poverty is a major challenge in Indonesia. Trends in poverty are heavily dependent on labour market opportunities and social spending in education and health. The question is how to create opportunities and spend money wisely - a subject of intense debate in Indonesia. The government has brought a renewed focus to poverty reduction since the end of the Asian financial crisis, especially under the current president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. This book shows how Indonesia is travelling with regard to employment, social policy and poverty. It identifies promising new directions for strategies to alleviate poverty, some of which are already showing results.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 500
Author Biography:Chris Manning is Associate Professor and Joint Head of the Indonesia Project, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, Canberra
Binding: Hardcover
Keywords: Poverty
Page count: 364
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20110530

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