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Schooling In Indonesia: Crisis-Related And Longer-Term Issues


  • Gavin Jones
  • Peter Hagul


Though Indonesia had been making considerable progress in expanding its education system before the economic crisis broke in 1997, 30% of children were still failing to complete primary school,and the quality of education was far from satisfactory. The economic crisis threatened to lead to massive dropout, and social safety net programs were therefore introduced. This paper outlines issues facing primary and secondary education before and during the crisis, assesses the extent to which the social safety net programs have helped to limit dropout, and discusses longer-term issues in achieving the goal of nine years' universal basic education, raising educational quality and achieving increased equity of access.

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  • Gavin Jones & Peter Hagul, 2001. "Schooling In Indonesia: Crisis-Related And Longer-Term Issues," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(2), pages 207-231.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:bindes:v:37:y:2001:i:2:p:207-231 DOI: 10.1080/00074910152390892

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    1. Anne Booth, 1999. "Survey of Recent Developments," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(3), pages 3-38.
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    1. Dhanani, Shafiq & Islam, Iyanatul, 2002. "Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Protection in a Period of Crisis: The Case of Indonesia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(7), pages 1211-1231, July.
    2. Cameron, Lisa, 2009. "Can a public scholarship program successfully reduce school drop-outs in a time of economic crisis? Evidence from Indonesia," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 308-317, June.
    3. Duryea, Suzanne & Arends-Kuenning, Mary, 2003. "School Attendance, Child Labor and Local Labor Market Fluctuations in Urban Brazil," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 31(7), pages 1165-1178, July.

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