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Poverty, Labor Markets and Trade Liberalization in Indonesia

Kis-Katos, Krisztina; Sparrow, Robert


We measure the effects of trade liberalization over the period of 1993-2002 on regional poverty levels in 259 Indonesian districts, and investigate the labor market mechanisms behind these effects. The identification strategy relies on combining information on initial regional labor and product market structure with the exogenous tariff reduction schedule over four three-year periods. We add to the literature on local labor market effects of trade policies by distinguishing between tariffs for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Development Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2015.07.005


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