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Indonesian Labour in Transition : An East Asian Success Story? - Chris Manning

Indonesian Labour in Transition

An East Asian Success Story?

Hardcover Published: 28th March 1998
ISBN: 9780521594127
Number Of Pages: 346

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The book deals with the transformation of labour markets in Indonesia over thirty years of New Order government under President Soeharto. It traces the impact of rapid economic growth on employment, wages and labour productivity in an initially poor labour surplus economy. Key elements of the process include a growing industrial and informal sector work force, rising labour incomes, increasing mobility of rural labour, regional integration and greater female participation in the economy. Challenges include high rates of urban unemployment, dissatisfaction with tight controls imposed on industrial workers and rising aspirations created by sharp increases in minimum wages.

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"This is the most comprehensive and authoritative study I know of the role of labor in the economic development of a major country. It could only have been written by someone who knows the complex Indonesian situation well. Chris Manning is an Australian economist who has worked on Indonesian labor topics for over two decades. his satisfying work is not only a comprehensive analysis of the Indonesian case but also a source of important insights into labor's role in development more generally." Donald R. Snodgrass, Journal of Asian Business

Setting the Scene
Labour market issues in Indonesian development
Economic development and labour markets: international experience
Economic Growth and Labour Market Dynamics
Economic and social transformation: a remarkable record
New jobs and rising productivity: the formal-informal sector divide
Wage growth in a labour surplus economy?
Labour market structure and institutions
Unemployment and under-employment: pressing problems?
Protecting and controlling workers in a labour surplus economy
More women in the work force: regress or progress?
Lessons from the Indonesian Case
Rapid economic growth and labour outcomes
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ISBN: 9780521594127
ISBN-10: 052159412X
Series: Trade and Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 28th March 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.63