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Transition to Adulthood in Indonesia

Overview

The historically largest generation of Indonesian young adults (aged 20-34 years) is now going through a difficult period of transition to adulthood. The difficulty derives from the simultaneous influences of complex social forces including globalisation of information, Westernization, traditional and cultural values, Islamic fundamentalism, the spread of democracy, and education and work competition. The proximate forces of parents’ and extended families’ expectations add to the complexity. These forces complicate the transitions that young people make through education, employment and family formation. The project undertakes a survey of young people in Jakarta, Bekasi and Tanggerang to investigate how young people cope with these social forces.

Researchers

Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo (School of Demography)
Peter McDonald
Terence Hull (School of Demography)
Ariane J. Utomo
Vu Son (School of Demography)
Anna Reimondos (School of Demography)
Gavin Jones (University of Singapore)

Publications

Book

Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Ariane Utomo, Anna Reimondos and Terence Hull, Reforming Policy on Young People and on the National Educational Curriculum in Indonesia

Policy briefs

  1. Underemployment of senior high school graduates, 2011 (PDF 252KB)
    Peter McDonald
    Indonesian version (PDF 206KB)
  2. Job-related benefits as a means of social protection, 2011 (PDF 276KB)
    Peter McDonald
    Indonesian Version  2011 (PDF 231 KB)
  3. Early childhood education and care for disadvantaged families (2011) (PDF 251KB)
    Peter McDonald
    Indonesian version  2011 (PDF 207KB)
  4. Mobile phone, internet, and media usage, 2011 (PDF 412KB)
    Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Terence Hull, Anna Reimondos and Ariane Utomo
    Indonesian version (PDF 581KB)
  5. Reproductive health services for single young adults, 2012 (PDF 831KB)
    Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Anna Reimondos, Terence Hull and Ariane Utomo
    Indonesian version, 2012 (PDF 833KB)
  6. Rethinking unmet reproductive health needs among young adults, 2012 (PDF 657KB)
    Terence Hull, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Anna Reimondos and Ariane Utomo
    Indonesian version, 2012 (PDF 745KB)
  7. Occupational Change Between 2009-10 and 2013-14: The Impact of Qualifications, 2015 (PDF 556KB)
    Peter McDonald, Vu Son, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Ariane Utomo and Terence Hull
  8. Food Patterns among Young Adults in Greater Jakarta: Deep Fried Food, a Plate of Rice with Side Dishes, and Jajanan, 2015 (PDF 736KB)
    Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Vu Son, Terence Hull and Ariane Utomo
  9. Risky Health Behaviour of Young People in Greater Jakarta: Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Use, 2015 (PDF 670KB)
    Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Vu Son, Terence Hull and Ariane Utomo

Policy background papers

  1. Education and employment outcomes of young migrants to Greater Jakarta, 2012 (PDF 686KB)
    Peter McDonald, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Anna Reimondos, Ariane Utomo, Terence Hull and Gavin Jones
    Indonesian version, 2012 (PDF 874KB)
  2. Smoking and young adults in Indonesia, 2012 (PDF 606KB)
    Anna Reimondos, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, Terence Hull, Heru Suparno and Ariane Utomo
    Indonesian version, 2012 (PDF 739KB)
  3. Markers of adulthood, 2012 (PDF 592 KB)
  4. Indicators of poverty among young adults in Greater Jakarta, 2012 (PDF 678KB)
    Indonesia versrion, 2012 (PDF 1064KB)
  5. A Longitudinal Study of Poverty Among Young Adults in Greater Jakarta Between 2009-10 and 2013-14, 2015 (PDF 623KB)
    Peter McDonald, Vu Son, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Ariane Utomo, and Terence Hull

Other papers

Posters

Updated: 14 October 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Demography / Page Contact:  Website Administrator