A note on height and surnames: the role of networks

when 2014
who Wolter Hassink
Bas van Leeuwen
what journal Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy
what paper A note on height and surnames: the role of networks
language English

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen
 

abstract

Many studies indicate that human height is determined largely by childhood circumstances, which in turn influences an adult’s labor market opportunities. The aim of this note is to test this thesis by examining the correlation between childhood circumstances and labor market outcomes on the one hand, and heights on the other, when networks are included as proxied by surnames. The fact that, after the inclusion of this surname proxy, we find a correlation only between height and labor market outcomes suggests that while childhood circumstances affect height largely via social status and networks as captured by surnames, the same does not apply for labor market outcomes.

keywords

Indonesia, networks, stature

 

citation format

MLA
Hassink, Wolter, and Bas van Leeuwen. “A note on height and surnames: the role of networks.” Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 19.4 (2014): 579-587.
APA
Hassink, W., & van Leeuwen, B. (2014). A note on height and surnames: the role of networks. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 19(4), 579-587.
Chicago
Hassink, Wolter, and Bas van Leeuwen. “A note on height and surnames: the role of networks.” Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 19, no. 4 (2014): 579-587.
Harvard
Hassink, W. and van Leeuwen, B., 2014. A note on height and surnames: the role of networks. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 19(4), pp.579-587.
Vancouver
Hassink W, van Leeuwen B. A note on height and surnames: the role of networks. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. 2014 Oct 2;19(4):579-87.

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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 English

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.

The development of Inequality and Poverty in Indonesia, 1932-2008

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when 2016
who Bas van Leeuwen
Peter Foldvari
what journal Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
what paper The development of Inequality and Poverty in Indonesia, 1932-2008
language English

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen Peter Foldvari
   

abstract

We estimate inequality in Indonesia between 1932 and 2008. Inequality increased at the start of this period but declined sharply from the 1960s onwards. The increase was due to a shift from domestic to export agriculture over the period up to the Great Depression. During the 1930s, as the price of export crops declined, the income of rich farmers suffered a blow. Yet this was counterbalanced by an increasing gap between expenditures in the urban and rural sectors, causing an overall rise in inequality. As for the second half of the century, we find that the employment shift towards manufacturing and services—combined with an increase in labour productivity in agriculture—accounts for inequality’s decline, which was halted in the 1990s. These inequality trends affected poverty as well, but prior to the 1940s the negative impact of the rise in inequality was offset by an increase in per capita GDP. Between 1950 and 1980 a decline in inequality, combined with increased per capita GDP, rapidly raised a large portion of the population above the poverty line.

keywords

inequalitypoverty, Indonesia

citation format

MLA
APA Van Leeuwen, B., & Földvári, P. (2016). The Development of Inequality and Poverty in Indonesia, 1932–2008. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 52(3), 379-402.
Chicago
Harvard
Vancouver

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies