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Since its inception in 1945, the Republic of Indonesia has experienced a series of profound social changes. The spread of schooling, the transformation of the economy, and the consolidation of a unified state have transformed the lives of Indonesian citizens. It is seldom recognized, however, that the most fundamental changes have occurred in the family sphere. Marriages that used to be arranged by parents are now more likely to be determined by couples. Unions occur when the couples are much older. The adoption of birth control practices has reduced fertility from large families to a two-child norm in just over thirty years. These changes have molded the lives of individual women, described here through a series of personal case studies, and shaped the size and structure of the national population, as seen in the statistics produced by the government on a regular basis. The story that emerges gives strong hints about where the Indonesian population will be heading in the next fifty years with a growing proportion of aged citizens. Most importantly People, Population, and Policy in Indonesia shows the importance of collaborations between Indonesian leaders and their foreign colleagues in the efforts to reshape the Indonesian population and improve its social and economic welfare.
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Clear reading case study for developing nations. Mar 23, 2007
People, Population, and Policy in Indonesia, is a neatly written, clear and precise documented history of decision making and actions of the Indonesian government in response to population, women and infant issues from the time it became a republic to the present. The short personal stories of how government policy changed the lives of women and men bring reality to the historical facts.
This book is an easy to read and very neat case study for emerging nations faced with population, health, and economic issues.This book would be excellent assigned reading in a college curriclum involved with the problems of emerging nations.People, Population, and Policy in Indonesia (Celebrating Indonesia)