The Yudhoyono legacy on jobs, poverty and income distribution: a mixed record

Chris Manning, Riyana Miranti

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    Abstract

    Outcomes in the general area of job creation, poverty and income distribution were ambiguous during the Yudhoyono years. Jobs growth flip-flopped between rapid expansion of informal jobs in President Yudhoyono's first term, and then of formal employment during the resources boom in his second term. On the positive side, rates of poverty declined almost continuously throughout his period in office, and policy in this area was one of the big achievements of his presidency. But these improvements for the poor were not reflected in a better distribution of income. In fact, inequality worsened strikingly during Yudhoyono's second term of government.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia's Decade of Stability and Stagnation
    Editors Edward Aspinall, Marcus Mietzner and Dirk Tomsa
    Place of PublicationPasir Panjang, Singapore
    PublisherISEAS Publishing
    Pages303-324
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9789814620710
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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