In developing countries, agricultural productivity shocks are an important predictor of the opportunity cost of time for children. This can lead to children dropping out of school to work during good rainfall years.
Aggregate level studies have acknowledged the declining role of Indonesia’s export-oriented manufacturing sector in creating jobs in Indonesia.
Since 2011 Papua New Guinea (PNG) has struggled to increase its participation in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.
This seminar will be a hybrid event held at the Acton Theatre (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), and online via Zoom. Zoom details will be provided upon registration to this event.
This paper examines whether the minimum wage is an effective antipoverty instrument in Indonesia from 2002 to 2014. The study uses difference in spatial differences and finds no evidence of poverty reducing impact of minimum wage.
We use heterogeneous effects of rice import restriction on rice price shocks across Indonesian villages to analyze local policy responses to price shocks.