Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Publication covering economics.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, December

Challenges to the Global Trading System: Adjustment to Globalization in the Asia-Pacific Region
Challenges to the Global Trading System: Adjustment to Globalization in the Asia-Pacific Region. Edited by Peter A. Petri and Sumner J. La Croix. New York: Routledge, 2011. The opportunities and challenges of international trade has been an Achilles'...
Delivering Social Protection to the Poor and Vulnerable Groups in Vietnam: Challenges and the Role of the Government
I. Introduction Over the past two decades Vietnam has experienced strong economic growth along with deeper regional and global integration. As a result, the poverty rate fell from 58.1 per cent in 1992 to 14.2 per cent in 2010. Nevertheless, poverty...
Employment-Based Social Protection in Singapore: Issues and Prospects
I. Introduction Social protection in a global city such as Singapore can be defined in terms of being ensured the ability and opportunity to work for a family wage. The family wage commands the power to purchase the following: a house, healthcare...
Indonesia: In Search of a Placement-Support Social Protection
I. Introduction After the fall of the dictatorial regime in 1998, the concept of social protection was introduced in Indonesia in order to protect the economic life of the poor from macroeconomic shock, to smoothen consumption of the poor, to protect...
Malaysia: Towards a Social Protection System in an Advanced Equitable Society
I. Introduction In the New Vision Policy 2001-10, Malaysia aspires to become a developed nation in its own mould, emphasizing the need to build a resilient, competitive nation and an equitable society to ensure national cohesion and social stability....
Poverty and Just Social Protection in Thailand
"Everybody needs social protection throughout their lives, as young children, in working life and in old age. People need protection in case of specific shocks, such as illness, disability and loss of income or work...." (World Health Organization...
Sustainable and Just Social Protection in Southeast Asia
I. Background The 1997-98 Asian crisis has taught many Southeast Asian countries about the necessity to create a social protection system. The 2008-09 global crisis has also reminded them on the need to establish the system. Asher (2010) argued...
The Migration of Indian Human Capital: The Ebb and Flow of Indian Professionals in Southeast Asia"
The Migration of Indian Human Capital: The Ebb and Flow of Indian Professionals in Southeast Asia". By Faizal bin Yahya and Arunajeet Kaur. London: Routledge, 2011. Pp. 304. This book examines the motivations and experiences of Indian professionals...
The Politics and the Economics of Integration in Asia and the Pacific
The Politics and the Economics of Integration in Asia and the Pacific. Edited by Shiro Armstrong. London and New York: Routledge, 2011. Pp. 209. This is another valuable addition to the books in the Pacific Trade and Development Conference (PAFTAD)...