Abstract

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.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9169
Print ISSN
0022-1953
Pages
pp. 171-191
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-06
Open Access
No
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