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Abandoning Forced Retirement: a means to increase economic resilience of the elderly


15 October 2017


Dear Readers,

Here is a poster presented at the 8th APRU Population Ageing Conference. Ageing and Resilience in the 21st Century. Singapore: 11-13 October 2017

I hope you enjoy it and interested to carry out further studies in this topic.

Best regards,









Filed under: ageing, Demography, economy, English, publications,

Ageing. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia

5 July 2017


Just published

Dear Readers,


You may be interested in our latest publication.


Evi Nurvidya Arifin, Aris Anana, and Tri Budi Rahardjo. “Population Ageing in Indonesia”. In Ageing. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia. Demographic Transition, Policy and Programmatic Responses. Edited by Anthony Abeykoon, Nora Murat, Gessen Rocas and Aurelio Carmin Naraval.  Selangor, Malaysia: International Council on Management of Population Programme (ICOMP), 2017.

Please click here for the complete book. You will find not only our chapter, but also chapters on Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Filed under: ageing, Demography, English, Large Population, migration

New Publication on Ageing

Dear Readers,

We have just published “The Past Three Population Censuses: A Deepening Ageing Population in Indonesia”. In Contemporary Demographic Transformation in China, India and Indonesia. Edited by Christophe Z. Guilmoto and Gavin W. Jones.  New York: Springer, 2016.

About the Chapter

This chapter highlights a deepening ageing population in Indonesia between 1990 and 2010, a period witnessing a political change from an authoritarian regime to a democratizing one. This transition brought a drastic shift in population policy, with a much weaker family planning programmes than during the authoritarian regime. Our assessment from the latest 2010 census suggests that the proportion of population aged 60 year and above was 7.6 percent in 2010, rising from 6.3 per cent in 1990; while the number increased to 18.0 million from 11.3 million. The growth rate of older persons for this period is well above the rate of the general population, 4.7 percent vs 2.9 percent annually.

This chapter also shows a large variation in the age structure of the sub-national population. The structure at the national level remains heavily affected by changes in fertility and mortality only. However, changes at sub-national levels, particularly district level, have also been determined by migration.

The latest census also depicts a significant improvement in educational attainment of older persons, as those without schooling decreased to 31.6 percent from 58.5 percent in 1990. At the same period, participation of the elderly in the labour market rose from 48.1 percent to 51.2 percent in the same period. Furthermore, working as self-employed in the agricultural sector remains to be the main source of financial well-being for the older persons.

Filed under: ageing, Demography, English, Uncategorized, , , , , ,

Three Mega-Demographic Trends in Indonesia

17 June 2015

Dear readers,

Attached is our power-point presented in an in-house seminar of the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia, on 10 June 2015.

I hope it can be useful for you.

Best regards,


Three Mega Demographic Trends

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Susu Sapi Berbahaya untuk Tulang Manusia

Mletiko, 2 November 2014

Pembaca yang budiman,

Tadi pagi, isti saya bercerita bahwa seorang kawannya mengalami osteoporosis atau pengeroposan tulang. Tulang tulangnya sakit. Sesungguhnya, usia 50 masih terlalu muda untuk menderita penyakit seperti itu.

Kebetulan saya barusan membaca TIME dalam edisi terbaru, 31 Oktober 2014. Biasanya kita percaya bahwa susu sapi bagus untuk tulang manusia. Namun, laporan TIME itu menyebutkan adanya penelitian terbaru yang meragukan manfaat susu sapi. Bahkan, penelitian itu mengatakan bahwa susu sapi justru berbahaya untuk tulang manusia, dan mempercepat penuaan kita.

Kalau hasil penelitian ini benar, kita harus cepat cepat menggurangi atau menghentikan konsumsi susu sapi dan semua makanan/ minuman yang menggunakan susu, termasuk keju. Mungkin teman itu perlu berhenti mengkonsumsi susu sapi dan semua makanan/ minuman yang menggunakan susu sapi.

Mungkin, para orang tua perlu berhenti minum susu sapi agar proses penuaan dan pengeroposan tulang dapat diperlambat. Yang muda pun perlu berhenti minum susu, agar ketika mereka tua, tulang mereka masih tetap kuat.

Biarlah susu sapi diminum oleh anak sapi saja.


Aris Ananta

Filed under: ageing, Bahasa Indonesia, Demography, ,

Employment Patterns of Older Women in Indonesia

Just Published. Written by Aris Ananta.

Dear readers,

This is a chapter in a recently published book Gender and Ageing. Southeast Asian Perspectives by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. The following is the introduction and conclusion of the chapter. Employment Patterns of Older Women in Indonesia

More about the book can be referred to Publication Unit.

Best regards,


Filed under: ageing, Demography, economy, poverty, , , , ,

Three Demographic Trends in Indonesia

Evi Nurvidya Arifin

Aris Ananta


This article discusses three mega-demographic trends in Indonesia, which have and will have important social, economic, and political implications. Any development planning needs to seriously consider these trends, namely, an ever-growing population, an emerging rapidly aging population, and emerging highly mobile Indonesians within the country and migrating out from the country.

This article was published in  Social Development Issues. Alternative Approaches to Global Human Needs. Volume 35, 2013, Number 3.

Attached is file containing the introduction, outline, and conclusion of the Three Mega-Demographic Trends in Indonesia.  (*)

Filed under: ageing, Demography, economy, English, environment, international migration, migration, poverty, statistics,

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