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The Manpower Law of 2003 and its Implementing Regulations: Genesis, Key Articles and Potential Impact

Manning, Chris; Roesad, Kurnya


This paper reviews Indonesia's Manpower Law 13/2003 and related regulations, against a backdrop of slow employment growth, business concerns about the legislation and government attempts to change it in 2006. The paper focuses on severance rates and dismissals, short-term contracts and out-sourcing, and minimum wages, also briefly discussing other articles, and comparing the law with those in neighbouring countries. It suggests that certain articles have contributed to significantly higher wage...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00074910701286396


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