Growth, growth accelerations, and the poor: lessons from Indonesia

Bhattacharyya, Sambit and Resosudarmo, Budy P (2015) Growth, growth accelerations, and the poor: lessons from Indonesia. World Development, 66. pp. 154-165. ISSN 0305-750X

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Abstract

We study the impact of growth and growth accelerations on poverty and inequality in Indonesia using a new panel dataset covering 26 provinces over the period 1977 132010. This dataset allows us to distinguish between mining and non-mining in Indonesia. Growth in non-mining significantly reduces poverty and inequality. In contrast, overall growth and growth in mining appears to have no effect on the same. Growth acceleration in non-mining reduces poverty and inequality whereas the same in mining increases poverty. We expect that the degree of forward and backward linkages of mining and non-mining sectors explains the asymmetric result.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions
H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions > HC0446 Indonesia
Depositing User: Sambit Bhattacharyya
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 08:10
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 08:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50109

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