I asked my self “Is this the kind of thing the older persons expect to do? Which one is “better”– the older persons who do not do anything or the ones who have to work to earn money merely for their economic survival? What kind of life the older persons want? More philosophically, what kind of life do people want for their whole life, and not only during the old ages? What is the purpose of life?”
This note is not to answer this philosophical question. However, this philosophical question should be posed whenever we discuss employment, regardless the ages. The purpose of this note is simply to examine employment as one means to finance older persons, with Southeast Asia and, particularly, Indonesia as an illustration.
This is a short note presented at ” International Symposium on Ageing and Work Ability”. Jakarta: University of Indonesia (UI), National Commission for Older Persons Indonesia (NCOP), and Active Ageing Consortium Asia Pacific (ACAP) in 19 October 2009.
For the complete note, click UIOct2009