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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, , , , ,

Global Crises and Mega Demographic Trends in Indonesia

Pengunjung Mletiko yang budiman,

Terlampir power point yang kami sajikan dalam diskusi di Jusuf Kalla School,  Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta pada tanggal 27 Desember 2011; Universitas Achmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, 28 Desember 2011; dan Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 28 Desember 2011.

Global Crises and Mega Demographic Trends in Indonesia

Semoga berguna.


Aris Ananta dan Evi Nurvidya Arifin

Filed under: Bahasa Indonesia, Demography, economy, , , , , , , , , , , ,


Dear friends,

I just found a short movie about a  current world population issue from Youtube.  This is a non-demographic way of explaining demographic situation in the world.  Very entertaining and pedagogic.

 As a demographer, I  also enjoy it very much though some explanations on the statistics need to be improved.  Those who teach population can present this short movie to their students. Students will like it.

Please click the link below.


Best regads,


Aris Ananta

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Beberapa Tantangan Ekonomi China


Baru-baru ini perusahaan China yang bergerak di bidang jalan kereta telah memenangkan kontrak 24 tahun untuk membangun dan mengurusi jalan kereta api batu bara (coal rail way) di Indonesia.

Proyek ini akan membangun rel kereta di sepanjang 307 km untuk membawa batu bara dari Banko Tengah, Sumatera Selatan ke Srengsem, Lampung. Perusahaan China tersebut bekerja sama dengan PT Bukit Asam Transpacific Railway. Perusahaan China dan PT Bukit Asam masing-masing memiliki 10% saham di PT Bukit Asam Transpacific Railway, sedangkan mayoritas sahamnya dipegang oleh perusahaan swasta IndonesiaTranspacific.

Ketika proyek ini selesai pada 2014, jalur kereta api ini diharapkan mampu membawa 27 juta ton batu bara per tahun. Dalam pembangunan rel kereta api ini, China ternyata tidak hanya melihat Indonesia. Negeri itu juga berambisi untuk membangun jaringan kereta internasional yang menghubungkan China dengan negara-negara ASEAN, Asia Tengah, dan Eropa.
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Migration, ageing, and economic development in Indonesia

Aris Ananta and Evi Nurvidya Arifin

Relationships among migration, ageing, and economic development have attracted researchers to this area. In this paper we examine a number of possible relationships among these three variables, using the aggregate data at the district level in Indonesia. A simultaneous equation model is employed to find out the causality of the relationships among ageing, in-migration, and development in Indonesia. Our study shows that there is one way, rather than two-way relationships among the three endogenous variables. First, higher economic development seems to have attracted in-migration, and not vice versa. Second, fertility has the most important effect on ageing process. On the other hand, we did not find that the old population structure of a district might have attracted in-migration. Third, ageing population might be a burden for economic development, when we do not include contribution from oil and gas.

See paper here.

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