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What's wrong with Mindanao? The unequal development in the Philippines

Latiph, Acram

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This thesis presents four papers on unequal development in the Philippines. The first paper investigates the dynamics of provincial per capita income growth. Results show that income disparities across provinces are increasing over time. There is also evidence of income club convergence where provinces are clustering into high, middle, and low-income groups. The second paper focuses on the determinants of provincial per capita income growth. Results show that the effects of growth determinants...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLatiph, Acram
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-22T00:08:39Z
dc.date.available2018-11-22T00:08:39Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.otherb3579029
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/151607
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents four papers on unequal development in the Philippines. The first paper investigates the dynamics of provincial per capita income growth. Results show that income disparities across provinces are increasing over time. There is also evidence of income club convergence where provinces are clustering into high, middle, and low-income groups. The second paper focuses on the determinants of provincial per capita income growth. Results show that the effects of growth determinants vary, depending on whether a province is fast growing or lagging behind. This means lagging provinces have more to gain from additional infrastructure and drop in fertility compared to fast growing provinces. The third paper investigates the role of conflict in the development dichotomy in Mindanao. Evidences suggest that conflict disrupts economic activity, damages social cohesion, polarises society, breeds lawlessness, and creates insecurity resulting to poor development outcomes in conflict-affected provinces. The fourth paper probes the role of political clientelism and its effect on the socio-economic development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). A region-wide survey data is employed to investigate the existence of clientelism. Results show that clientelism is strongly embedded in the political landscape of ARMM. Key informant interviews and focus group discussions reveal that local executives tend to keep their area impoverished and use government resources to sustain clientelistic relationships. These findings suggest that central government should prioritise poor and lagging provinces in order to achieve a more inclusive growth. On ARMM, rectifying the extractive local politics is needed to hasten development in the region.
dc.format.extentxiv, 387 leaves.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.rightsAuthor retains copyright
dc.subject.lcshIncome distribution Philippines Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development Philippines Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
dc.subject.lcshMindanao Island (Philippines) Politics and government
dc.subject.lcshMindanao Island (Philippines) History Automony and independence movements.
dc.titleWhat's wrong with Mindanao? The unequal development in the Philippines
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
local.contributor.supervisorHill, Hal
local.description.notesThesis (Ph.D.)--Australian National University
dc.date.issued2014
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationAustralian National University. Arndt-Corden Department of Economics
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d5153a84ef4b
dc.date.updated2018-11-21T11:39:47Z
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