The Indonesian Rural Economy: Mobility, Work and Enterprise

The Indonesian Rural Economy: Mobility, Work and Enterprise

by Thomas R. Leinbach (Editor)

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Overview

The last two decades have seen unprecedented changes in the economic, political, and social fabric of most of Southeast Asia. While urban centers have been the subject of much attention, the rural areas in Asia are equally critical. These rural situations continue to be transformed as a result of processes of urbanization, industrialization, trade, and technological change.

As the forces of globalization continue to expand, new opportunities and forms of employment have become more and more accessible to rural populations. Despite a growing literature on the non-farm economy and its associated employment, there is much we do not know about its characteristics and potential. In Indonesia, with a human capital resource of nearly 140 million people residing in rural areas and nearly 3 million persons entering the labor force annually, there is both a tremendous potential for developmental change and an urgency to better understand the non-farm aspects of rural areas.

The Indonesian Rural Economy is the most up-to-date and authoritative work on Indonesia’s non-farm development characteristics and potential. These original essays by experts and well-known specialists in the field emphasize the changing importance of off-farm income and the employment contributions of small enterprises. Case studies provide unique insights. The book is both a summary of current knowledge and a call for new inquiries on this critical theme.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295983844
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Foreword by Hal Hill
Part I: The Development Context
1. The Indonesian Rural Economy—Thomas R. Leinbach
2. The Changing Importance of Off-Farm Income for Agricultural Households in Indonesia—Anne Booth
3. The Economic Policy Environment for Small Rural Enterprises in Indonesia—Peter van Diermen
4. The Contribution of Household and Small Manufacturing Establishments to the Rural Economy—Robert Rice
Part II: Entrepreneurship, Gender and Mobility Issues
5. International Labour Migration and Rural Dynamics: A Study of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara—Graeme Hugo
6. Gender, Socio-Spatial Networks, and Rural Non-Farm Work Among Migrants in West Java—Rachel Silvey
7. Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises in Java: A Gender-Based Comparative Analysis of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Performance of Enterprises—Surendhra P. Singh, Harsha N. Mookherjee and Safdar Muhammad
8. Migrant Entrepreneurs in East Indonesia—Marthen L. nDoen, Cees Gorter, Peter Nijkamp and Piet Rietveld
Part III: Indonesia's Rural Non-Farm Economy: Cast Studies and Policy Development
9. Small Enterprises, Fungibility and South Sumatran Transmigration Livelihood Strategies—Thomas R. Leinbach
10. Transitions to Non-Farm Employment and the Growth of the Rattan Industry: The Example of Desa Buyut, Cirebon—Social Monitoring and Qualitative Analysis Team, The SMERU Institute
11. Policy Implications for RNFEs: Lessons from PARUL Project in Indonesia—Hugh Emrys Evans
12. The Indonesian Rural Economy: Insights and Prospects—Thomas R. Leinbach
Index

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