The assessment of the importance of agricultural growth for poverty reduction in Indonesia

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dc.contributor.authorTambunan, Tulus-
dc.identifier.citationSeoul Journal of Economics, Vol.22 No.3, pp. 341-373-
dc.description.abstractAlthough poverty is generally recognized as a highly multidimensional

phenomenon, in the Indonesian context, poverty has

been mainly an agricultural or a rural phenomenon. This has of

course an important policy implication for poverty reduction in

Indonesia. This paper examines the importance of agricultural

growth for poverty reduction in Indonesia. It shows that: (i)

agriculture is still the biggest employment-generating sector; (ii)

the vast majority of poor families are in agriculture, consisting

mainly of the marginal farmers and agricultural laborers; (iii)

poverty in agriculture is caused by many factors, including lack or

unequal distribution of land, and lack of capital; (iv) growth in

gross domestic product (GDP) has an impact on poverty reduction;

and (v) the decomposition of changes in poverty by sector shows

that the output growth in agriculture appears to have the greater

effect on the change in poverty than that in manufacturing, though

it is lower than that in services.
dc.publisherInstitute of Economic Research, Seoul National University-
dc.subjectGreen revolution-
dc.subjectAgricultural growth-
dc.subjectPoverty reduction-
dc.subjectPoor households-
dc.titleThe assessment of the importance of agricultural growth for poverty reduction in Indonesia-
dc.typeSNU Journal-
dc.citation.journaltitleSeoul Journal of Economics-
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College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학)Institute of Economics Research (경제연구소)Seoul Journal of Economics (SJE)Seoul Journal of Economics vol.22 no.1~4 (2009)
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