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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 Article on Ethnicity

Dear Readers,

As we continue working on ethnicity in Indonesia, we have just published a journal article, “Declining Dominance of an Ethnic Group in a Large Multi-Ethnic Developing Country: the Case of the Javanese in Indonesia”, Population Review, volume 55, number 1, 2016, pp. 1-26, written by Aris Ananta, Dwi Retno Wilujeng Wahyu Utama, and Ari Purbowati.

Here is the abstract
Indonesia is undergoing a third demographic transition that features changes in ethnic composition.  We examine quantitatively the extent and change of dominance of the Javanese, who have experienced below replacement fertility.  As used herein, an ethnic group is said to be dominant if it is the largest ethnic group and its percentage is at least twice the percentage of the second largest ethnic group. The Javanese are the largest, most ubiquitous and politically important ethnic group in Indonesia. This quantitative analysis addresses the ethnic dominance and cultural hegemony literature. We question the ubiquity of the Javanese – who represent the process of Javanization – because Indonesia’s Javanese character/culture may be eroding. We find that among the Javanese living outside their three home provinces, the percentage of those who speak Javanese daily at home is very low.  These Javanese may have adapted to local conditions. We also find that the Javanese are not always the dominant or even the largest ethnic group. In most of the districts, they comprise a very small minority ethnic group.

An important finding is that the “third demographic transition” has been and continues to be occurring in Indonesia, a large developing country. Our findings expand the original concept of what constitutes a third demographic transition, which has been applied previously only to developed countries. We conclude that the Javanese are still dominant, but their dominance has declined, and that a third demographic transition is taking place in Indonesia.

Filed under: Demography, English, Ethnic Diversity, Indonesia, Statistics, Ethnicity, Large Population, statistics, , ,



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