Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2011, 364 pp
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 study aims to show 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.
Poverty ; Indonesia ; Employment ; Cost and Standard of Living ; Presidents ; Asians ; Education ; Markets ; Finance ; Yudhoyono, Susilo Bambang ; Social Policy ; Economic Conditions ; Money ; Book ; Social Conditions and Policy - Social Conditions and Problems ; Economic Conditions and Policy - Economic Conditions ; Labor Conditions and Policy - Employment and Labor Supply ; Government - Public Officials ; Population Groups, Population Policy, and Demographics - National, Ethnic, and Minority Groups ; Education and Education Policy - Education ; Business and Service Sector - Markets, Marketing, and Merchandising ; Business and Service Sector - Business Finance ; Social Conditions and Policy - Social Policy and Social Development ; Banking and Public and Private Finance - Money, Currency, and Financial Instruments ; Economic Conditions and Policy - Property and Wealth
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