The Indonesian Crisis: A Human Development Perspective

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Aris Ananta
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Dec 5, 2002 - Social Science - 448 pages
The book focuses on the impact of the 1997-99 economic crisis on human development in Indonesia, especially in 1998, its worst year. Based on the definition used by the UNDP, human development is analysed as covering human capital (education and health) and purchasing power. In this book, the concept of human capital is broadened to include freedom from fear, health, education, and migration. The first part of the book discusses the economic situation in Indonesia. The second elaborates on what happened to human capital during the crisis and the third part examines its effects on purchasing power. Because human development does not occur in a vacuum, the fourth part discusses some emerging issues in Indonesia. The book concludes with some thoughts on people-centred development, which may contribute to more sustainable development than the development concept that simply pursues high economic growth. With this people-centred development, growth rates of about 3 to 4 per cent are adequate, as long as Indonesia achieves success in human development.
 

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Contents

1 What Do We Learn from the Crisis by Aris Ananta
3
2 Macroeconomc Recovery by Adrian Panggabean
29
3 Indonesiaa Economic Transformation by Muhammad Chatib Basri
53
4 Modelling the Repercussions of Financial Shock on SocioEconomic Indicators by Iwan J Azis
76
PART II Human Capital
103
5 Freedom from Fear by Muhadjir Darwin
105
6 Health Status in Indonesia during the Economic Crisis by Budi Utomo
159
7 The Indonesian Economic Crisis by Djoko Hartono and David Ehrmann
182
10 Social Safety Net Programmes in Indonesia by Sri Hartati Hatmadji and Tirta Nugraha Mursitama
266
11 StateCreated SocioCultural Poverty by Sukamdi and Setiadi
296
12 The Labour Market in Indonesia during the Crisis by Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan
313
PART IV Emerging Issues
343
13 Political Economy of Business Relations between Indonesia and Singapore by Linda Low
345
14 Drug Abuse in Indonesia by Joyce Djaelani Gordon and David Djaelani Gordon
362
15 Managing the Elderly in a Crisis Situation by Santono Koesoebjono and Solita Sarwono
382
16 The Indonesian Crisis in an Alternative Perspective by Maribeth Erb and Yosep Jelahat
417

8 Population Mobility and Social Conflict by Riwanto Tirtosudarmo
213
PART III Purchasing Power
245
9 Change in Consumer Prices by Aris Ananta Daksini Kartowibowo and Nurhadi Wiyono
247

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Aris Ananta is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. He is an economist-demographer with an interest in interdisciplinary approaches. His current research focuses on human development in Indonesia and on population mobility in Southeast Asia.

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