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The Effect of Unemployment Benefits and Other Labour Market Institutions on Unemployment
Gleys Kasih Deborah Simanjuntak, Yeti Lis Purnamadewi, Dedi Budiman Hakim
Abstract: Unemployment is a threatening issue as it causes adverse effects on the economy and the unemployed. To encounter this issue, the unemployment benefits system exists in labour market institutions albeit has a more detrimental effect on unemployment. The scheme is moderately new in Indonesia, thus, understanding the impact in other countries is necessary, especially which have similar socio-economic conditions. As relevant studies in middle-income countries are under-researched, this study becomes more indispensable. Apart from unemployment benefits, several factors affect unemployment, hence, the study also analyses the effect of other indicators in labour market institutions involving non-institutional factors on unemployment. By doing so, the decision-makers can use the findings to develop a more optimal scheme and control unemployment comprehensively. The study uses secondary datasets from the cross-section of thirty-two countries (middle and high-income countries) in 2018 that have implemented unemployment benefits before 2010, estimated with multiple linear regression analysis with ordinary least squares (OLS). The findings in the study indicate that an increase in unemployment benefits, collective bargaining, inflation, and corporate taxes, significantly raise unemployment, whereas, stricter employment protection legislation and a higher exchange rate reduce unemployment. Interestingly, non-institutional factors such as exchange rate, population growth, and inflation have the most prominent effect on unemployment than labour market institutions, thus, to tackle unemployment, they should be maintained first.
Keywordsunemployment, unemployment benefits, labour market institutions, non-institutional factors

Visitors' Perception of Climate Sensitive Urban Design in the Old City of Semarang  
Rina Kurniati  
Abstract:  Improvements to the infrastructure of the Old City of Semarang in 2014 led to an increase in tourist visits. The observation results show that the Old City of Semarang has an average surface temperature of 27-29 oC. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine how the visitor's perspective on the implementation of CSUD on the results of the revitalization program in the Old City of Semarang with quantitative and observative descriptive research methods. The perception assessment was carried out using a Likert scale with the final output in the form of determining the priority of CSUD implementation design strategies in the Old City of Semarang in terms of 3 areas, namely tourism, offices, and settlements. As the main issue to answer the climate challenge, the results of the assessment of the strategy for implementing CSUD in the Old City area of Semarang need to be increased again by adding passive green open spaces. Other strategic priorities that need to be implemented are by providing integrated or communal parking lots, making non-motorized lane systems on main road corridors, optimizing the addition of communal parking spaces, as well as adding shelters or benches accompanied by shade for the needs of visitors..
Keywords:  CSUD, Visitor's Perception, Old City, Temperature

Assessment of Visitor Perceptions and Economic Valuation of Tengket Beach Attractions 
Elys fauziyah, Fany Etana Lestari
Abstract:  Tengket Beach has an unspoiled beauty, with stretches of fine white sand as the main visitor attraction. However, the village government and surrounding communities have no interest in managing this potential. Therefore, this study aimed to determine visitor perceptions, the factors influencing the number of visits, and Tengket Beach tourism’s economic value. Samples were determined using the linear time function formula. The data collected were further analyzed by descriptive qualitative, multiple linear regression, and travel cost methods. The results showed that Tengket Beach is perceived as unattractive based on its accessibility and facilities. Meanwhile, most visitors explained that the beach is quite interesting regarding its attractiveness. The results also showed that travel costs, accessibility, and facilities influence the number of visits. Additionally, the economic value of the beach is IDR12,043,200,000 per year
Keywords:  Perception, Economic Valuation, Tengket Beac

The effect of family background on Student's academic performance in Mezam Division 
AbstractThis paper investigates the effect of Family background on academic performance of students in Mezam Division, Northwest Region of Cameroon. Family background was broken down into Family size, Family income, and Parents level of income and the marital status of parents.  We used the ordered logit model to estimate the effect of Family Background on the academic performance of students due to the ordered and categorical nature of the dependent variable. Academic performance was classified into Poor, Good, Very Good and Excellent.  The findings of the study showed that parents’ marital status, parents’ education level and family financial status had a positive relationship with academic performance of students. The findings showed that family size was negatively or inversely related to academic performance of students in Mezam Division. The findings further showed that all but one variable was significant in explaining the academic performance of students except marital status.  It was therefore recommended that parents should institute family planning so that the number of students in a household should be as planned; thereby creating no room for a family size that is too large. Number of children in a family should be equal to the family’s carrying capacity. Also, parents should engage in more income generating activities to be able to provide the basic needs of their children. The authorities could also institute stricter rules to discourage marriage so that single parenting will be minimal.
KeywordsFamily Background, Academic Performance, Family Size, Educational Background of Parents, Marital Status