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Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This paper investigates the persistence of unemployment in Indonesia, by decomposing unemployment into structural and cyclical unemployment and exploring its determinants and dynamics. The result shows that currently Indonesia is experiencing structural unemployment, which is caused by structural change of Indonesian economy. Factors contributing to the structural unemployment include sectoral labor productivity and sectoral real wage, beside specific skill required by the sectors. The study reveals the need for a good economic planning to avoid unemployment in the future.JEL Classification: J21, J23, J31Keywords: Structural unemployment, labor productivity, real wage

First Page

201

Last Page

231

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Country

Indonesia

Affiliation

University of Indonesia

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