Indonesia: Enhancing Productivity through Quality Jobs

Publication | February 2018

The book focuses on Indonesia’s most pressing labor market challenges and associated policy options to achieve higher and more inclusive economic growth.

  • US$28.00 (paperback)

The challenges consist of creating jobs for and the skills in a youthful and increasingly better educated workforce, and raising the productivity of less-educated workers to meet the demands of the digital age. The book deals with a range of interrelated topics—the changing supply and demand for labor in relation to the shift of workers out of agriculture; urbanization and the growth of megacities; raising the quality of schooling for new jobs in the digital economy; and labor market policies to improve both labor standards and productivity.


  • Executive Summary
  • Improving Employment Outcomes and Productivity in Indonesia
  • Labor Supply and Attachment to the Workforce
  • Jobs, Wages, and Labor Market Segmentation
  • Structural Transformation and the Release of Labor from Agriculture
  • Urbanization and Labor Productivity in Indonesia
  • Education, Skills, and Labor Productivity
  • Labor Market Policies and Institutions in Indonesia
  • Glossary of Indonesian Terms

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • Poverty
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • Urban development
  • Indonesia
  • 264
  • 6 x 9
  • TCS189213-2
  • 978-92-9261-078-4 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-079-1 (electronic)

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