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Measuring Unemployment in Developing Countries: The Case of Indonesia

Suryadarma, Daniel; Suryahadi, Asep; Sumarto, Sudarno

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Measuring unemployment in developing countries is not straightforward due to the presence of a large number of discouraged workers. Including them into the labor force is sometimes appropriate in order to reflect the true state of unemployment. However, the decision must be based on careful research. This study provides a case study of Indonesia, whose decision to include discouraged workers into its labor force resulted in an artificially high unemployment rates and disguised the actual...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39771
Source: LABOUR Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2007.00374.x

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