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– Are Factors Outside Individual Responsibility Persistent Over Time?
Rajius Idzalika, Maria C. Lo Bue - Journal of Development Studies, 2020

Not all sources of inequality in educational achievements are fair. But how strong and persistent is the burden of unequal opportunities that each person carries on in their life? In this paper, we define individual indices of the burden of circumstances, which measure the effect that the...

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Maria C. Lo Bue, Flaviana Palmisano - Oxford Bulletin of Economics And Statistics , 2020

The canonical approach to analyse the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth. Measurement tools endorsing this approach fail to capture the different experiences of poverty dynamic in the population: there can be groups of the population made...

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– Kuznets’ ‘developer’s dilemma’ in Indonesia
Kyunghoon Kim, Arriya Mungsunti, Andy Sumner, Arief Yusuf - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We focus on special characteristics of the manufacturing sector, in terms of employment generation and productivity growth, that enable the rapid, resilient economic catch-up of developing countries. We consider the ‘developer’s dilemma’ and the relationship between...

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– The role of shocks and measurement error
Stephan Klasen, Maria C. Lo Bue, Vincenzo Prete - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Standard growth incidence curves describe how growth episodes impact on the overall income distribution. However, measuring the pro-poorness of the growth process is complex due to (i) measurement errors and (ii) effect shocks that may hit the percentiles of the income distribution in...

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– Are Factors Outside Individual Responsibility Persistent Over Time?
Rajius Idzalika, Maria C. Lo Bue - The Journal of Development Studies, 2020 - London, United KIngdom

This article is on early view/in press, available on open access. Not all sources of inequality in educational achievements are fair. But how strong and persistent is the burden of unequal opportunities that each person carries on in their life? In this paper, we define individual...

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– The Role of Decentralization
Virgi Sari - Population and Development Review, 2019
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– The case of Indonesia
Kyunghoon Kim, Andy Sumner - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Discussions on the developing world’s industrial policies have largely neglected the role of state-owned entities. This paper argues that the resurgence of state capitalism has been, in part, the response of developing countries to the recent pattern of structural transformation...

Maria C. Lo Bue - The Conversation UK, 2019

Indonesia is currently in the throes of an environmental emergency. Thousands of hectares of forest are burning across the vast country, causing toxic smoke to be released into the atmosphere. This has led to eerie apocalyptic scenes of deep red skies, deserted streets and people with their faces...

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C. Peter Timmer - Oxford University Press, 2019

From the book: Asian Transformations

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Maria C. Lo Bue, Flaviana Palmisano - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

The canonical approach to analysing the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth. Measurement tools that endorse this approach fail to capture the different experiences of poverty dynamics in the population: there can be groups of the...

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– A feasibility study for an extension of SOUTHMOD in Indonesia
Arip Muttaqien, Denisa Sologon, Cathal O'Donoghue - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This study aims to expand the use of tax-benefit microsimulation tools in Indonesia. In particular, it reviews the feasibility of expanding SOUTHMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model being applied in developing countries that was developed based on the European Union tax-benefit...

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– Evidence from the Asian Financial Crisis in Indonesia
Sarah Xue Dong - Review of Development Economics, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfare

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Arip Muttaqien, Denisa Sologon, Cathal O'Donoghue - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Recently, quantitative methods have been increasingly used in ethnicity research, which traditionally has relied mainly on qualitative methods. However, quantitative studies on ethnicity in Indonesia are scarce, even though the country has more than 600 ethnic groups living across some 17...

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– Challenging the pessimism of Myrdal’s Asian Drama
C. Peter Timmer - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This chapter addresses the unrelenting pessimism in Asian Drama about Indonesia’s development prospects. This pessimism was based on two key realities: the poor level of governance demonstrated by the Sukarno regime (partly a heritage of Dutch colonial policies) and the extreme poverty...

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– The role of decentralization
Virgi Sari - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the evolution of educational assistance in Indonesia, following two decades of government decentralization, and its effect on education quality. Using Indonesia Family Life Survey data, we exploit as exogenous rule the variation in the implementation of government decentralization to...

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James Ng - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Economic research on labour migration in the developing world has traditionally focused on the role played by the remittances of overseas migrant labour in the sending country’s economy. Recently, due in no small part to the availability of rich microdata, more attention has been paid to...

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