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Employment and Re-Industrialization in Post Soeharto Indonesia
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
This book studies the challenges for Indonesia, once a miracle economy, as it faces premature deindustrialisation, rising inequality and domestic and external factors impacting its export-oriented industrialisation.
This book studies the challenges for Indonesia, once a miracle economy, as it faces premature deindustrialisation, rising inequality and domestic and external factors impacting its export-oriented industrialisation. Since the fall of Soeharto, Indonesia has undergone a far-reaching systemic transition from centralised and autocratic governance to a highly decentralised and democratic system. Complicated by regional variations, the country is now being called upon to respect labour rights and, amidst slow global economic recovery, is facing increased competition from other low-labour-cost countries, especially within the ASEAN Economic Community. Tadjoeddin and Chowdhury posit that Indonesia cannot recreate its past miracle based on cheap labour and suppression of labour rights. It will need to move quickly to high value-added activities driven by productivity growth and to develop its domestic market.
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: An overview of employment situation.- Chapter 3: Earnings, productivity and inequality.- Chapter 4: Wages, employment, productivity in the manufacturing sector.- Chapter 5: Determinants of employment, wage and productivity .- Chapter 6: Inequality, employment and manufacturing: Spatial dimensions.- Chapter 7: Policy perspectives.-
Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Western Sydney University, Australia. He held visiting research appointments at the Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, England and at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Netherlands. Anis Chowdhury is Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales, Australia. He held several senior United Nations positions, including Director of the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, and Director of the Statistics Division of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Reviewer: Paul Doolan
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