News story 16th May 2016

Gender Inequality in Indonesia Study

The Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics is pleased to announce that funding has been received from the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance (AIPEG) for the continuation of a study on Gender Inequality in the Indonesian Labour Market.

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Professor Lisa Cameron and Dr Diana Contreras Suarez have been successful in receiving funding to research unemployment among young Indonesian women and the impact of child-rearing on Indonesian women's labour market decisions.

This grant continues work in this area conducted in 2015 which identified drivers of gender gaps in labour force participation and wages in Indonesia and policies most likely to address these gaps. The overarching aim of the research project is to gain an understanding of the ways in which gender inequality constrains Indonesia’s ability to generate inclusive and sustainable growth.