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Trends and Constraints Associated with Labor Faced by Non-Farm Enterprises

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  • Armida Alisjahbana

    () (Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University)

  • Chris Manning

Abstract

This paper examines trends in non-farm employment and associated labor market constraints that have hindered the growth of non-farm employment (NFE) since the economic crisis in 1997-98. We observed, among others, apparent negative correlation between employment growth in agriculture and NFE, the high rate of urban employment growth, which was more than double the rate in rural areas, and the slow growth of formal sector employment – in both rural and urban areas and in farm and in non-farm sectors. Some policy implications are discussed.

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  • Armida Alisjahbana & Chris Manning, 2007. "Trends and Constraints Associated with Labor Faced by Non-Farm Enterprises," Working Papers in Economics and Development Studies (WoPEDS) 200711, Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University, revised Oct 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:unp:wpaper:200711
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    3. Chris Manning, 2000. "Labour Market Adjustment to Indonesia's Economic Crisis: Context, Trends and Implications," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(1), pages 105-136.
    4. Islam, Nurul, 1997. "The nonfarm sector and rural development," 2020 vision briefs 47, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    1. Alia El Mahdi & Ali Rashed, 2007. "The Changing Economic Environment and the Development of the Micro and Small Enterprises in Egypt 2006," Working Papers 706, Economic Research Forum, revised 01 Jan 2007.

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    Keywords

    labor market constraints; non farm enterprises; Indonesia;

    JEL classification:

    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination

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