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Growth, Growth Accelerations, and the Poor: Lessons from Indonesia

Bhattacharyya, Sambit; Resosudarmo, Budy


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 1977-2010. 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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: World Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.08.009


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