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Spatial Dichotomies in Indonesia's Regional Development

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  • Yogi Vidyattama

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    (NATSEM, University of Canberra)

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For many years there has been a debate about the extent to which large spatial gaps in development exist in Indonesia, especially between the eastern and western parts of the country. To contribute to this issue, this study examines the significance of Indonesia’s spatial development distribution using regional GDP per capita and the Human Development Index as development indicators. Although the results from this study confirm that there are clusters of high and low developed areas within Indonesia, clusters of high regional GDP per capita are spreading in mining areas in both eastern and western Indonesia. Nevertheless, the distribution of the HDI confirms to some extent the existence of a spatial development gap in Indonesia.

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Paper provided by University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling in its series NATSEM Working Paper Series with number 12/19.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2012
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Publication status: Published as a NATSEM Working Paper series
Handle: RePEc:cba:wpaper:wp1119

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Keywords: Regional Indonesia; Regional Development; Spatial Distribution;

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  1. Nijkamp, Peter & Rietveld, Piet & Salomon, Ilan, 1990. "Barriers in Spatial Interactions and Communications: A Conceptual Exploration," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 24(4), pages 237-52.
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