Economic Mobility in a Colonial and Postcolonial Economy: Indonesia

when 2016
who Bas van Leeuwen

Péter Földvári

what journal Journal of Interdisciplinary history
what paper Economic Mobility in a Colonial and Postcolonial Economy: Indonesia
language 英文

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen Peter Foldvari
   

abstract

Despite a consensus about the main factors influencing economic mobility in Indonesia, such as labor-market opportunities and childhood circumstances, virtually nothing is known about how these factors increased economic standing in the colonial and postcolonial periods. The use of height data as a proxy for people’s economic situation, however, finds that whereas ethnicity was a strong predictor of economic status before Indonesia’s Independence, education assumed that role after 1946.

keywords

Indonesia, Netherlands Indies, economy, inequality, poverty, economic mobility

link to paper page of the journal website

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/JINH_a_00976

citation format

MLA van Leeuwen, Bas, and Peter Földvári. “Economic Mobility in a Colonial and Postcolonial Economy: Indonesia.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2016).
APA van Leeuwen, B., & Földvári, P. (2016). Economic Mobility in a Colonial and Postcolonial Economy: Indonesia. Journal of Interdisciplinary History.
Chicago van Leeuwen, Bas, and Peter Földvári. “Economic Mobility in a Colonial and Postcolonial Economy: Indonesia.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2016).
Harvard van Leeuwen, B. and Földvári, P., 2016. Economic Mobility in a Colonial and Postcolonial Economy: Indonesia. Journal of Interdisciplinary History.
Vancouver van Leeuwen B, Földvári P. Economic Mobility in a Colonial and Postcolonial Economy: Indonesia. Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 2016 Jul 28.