Migrant workers in a corner of the growth triangle

Ace Partadireja


Twenty kilometers southest of Singapore or about 25 minutes by ferry, there is an Indonesian Island, Batam. This 415 sq km island, with reddish yellow podzolic soil, is agriculturally good for nothing but tropical schrubs, snakes and monkeys, and some would add, is financcially a loss to the Indonesian government.

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Economic Journal of Emerging Markets (EJEM)
ISSN 2086-3128 (print), ISSN 2502-180X (online)
Published by:
Center for Economic Studies, Department of Economics,
Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia.

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