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Transforming Indonesia: Structural change in a regional perspective, 1968-2010

Palacio, Andrés LU and Axelsson, Tobias LU (2018) In Palgrave Studies in Economic History 11. p.281-305
Abstract
Since 1968, Indonesia has been among the few developing countries able to sustain per capita income growth over 5%. However, poverty and surplus labor are still main features of the economy. We ask to what extent the dual nature of growth has stimulated structural change, or just rewarded a particular sector or region. We find that the emblematic State support to agriculture has not untapped the potential growth in labour reallocation. Despite the income diversification within and outside agriculture, the linkages between sectors and regions remain weak. For catching up, the integration of the outer regions into the economy must still go through agriculture, investment in human capital, infrastructure, social policies and local... (More)
Since 1968, Indonesia has been among the few developing countries able to sustain per capita income growth over 5%. However, poverty and surplus labor are still main features of the economy. We ask to what extent the dual nature of growth has stimulated structural change, or just rewarded a particular sector or region. We find that the emblematic State support to agriculture has not untapped the potential growth in labour reallocation. Despite the income diversification within and outside agriculture, the linkages between sectors and regions remain weak. For catching up, the integration of the outer regions into the economy must still go through agriculture, investment in human capital, infrastructure, social policies and local capabilities. (Less)
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structural transformation, productivity, regional income, Indonesia
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Agricultural Development in the World Periphery : A Global Economic History Approach - A Global Economic History Approach
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Palgrave Studies in Economic History
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Pinilla, Vincente and Willebald, Henry
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11
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21 pages
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Palgrave Macmillan
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978-3-319-66019-6
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10.1007/978-3-319-66020-2_11
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English
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  author       = {Palacio, Andrés and Axelsson, Tobias},
  booktitle    = {Agricultural Development in the World Periphery : A Global Economic History Approach},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {281--305},
  publisher    = {Palgrave Macmillan},
  series       = {Palgrave Studies in Economic History},
  title        = {Transforming Indonesia: Structural change in a regional perspective, 1968-2010},
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  doi          = {10.1007/978-3-319-66020-2_11},
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