EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Reducing Unemployment in Indonesia: Results from a Growth-Employment Elasticity Model

Daniel Suryadarma, Asep Suryahadi and Sudarno Sumarto ()

Labor Economics Working Papers from East Asian Bureau of Economic Research

Abstract: Most of the unemployed in Indonesia are young and inexperienced, still live with their parents, and have at least 12 years of education. Starting with the premise that efforts to reduce unemployment should take into account the characteristics of the unemployed, we develop a model to look at the impact of different sectors and locations of economic growth on urban, rural, and national employment using a provincial level panel dataset. We find that increasing employment in rural and urban areas indeed requires different strategies. Services growth has the highest elasticity of employment in urban areas, while agriculture growth is still the best avenue to increase rural employment.

Keywords: unemployment; growth elasticity; profile; Indonesia. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-01
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.eaber.org/node/21915 (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eab:laborw:21915

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Labor Economics Working Papers from East Asian Bureau of Economic Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Shiro Armstrong ().

 
Page updated 2020-02-24
Handle: RePEc:eab:laborw:21915