IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(5): 427-431 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.139

Public Spending Education and Inequality: A Case Study in Indonesia

Erwin Saraswati

Abstract—Indonesia has been widely known a country with unique characteristic, culturally, regionally and geographically. As Indonesia is an archipelago country, there are many islands and culture that impact to every life system, especially in education system. In this case, region in Indonesia is divided by developed and developing region, due to the different characteristic of two regions themselves. Education becomes one vital attention in Indonesia’s development phase. It is supported by the fact that, recently, Indonesia has raised education spending an attention to achieve welfare, especially for the poor people. Thus, education becomes equal towards the poor people. It is an unfortunate fact that the raising education spending has no longer brought an expected implementation for the poor, particularly in developed region. Cap formula of spending proves that an increase of 3.8% per year for developing region and 8% per year for developed region will is expected to be equitable for the poor people.

Index Terms—Public spending education, cap spending, the poor people and inequality

Erwin Saraswati is with the Accounting Department of Economic and Business Faculty, Brawijaya University, Malang-East java, Indonesia (email:erwin_saraswati@yahoo.com)

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Cite: Erwin Saraswati, "Public Spending Education and Inequality: A Case Study in Indonesia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 427-431, 2012.

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