Indonesia, migration 1969 to present
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Firdausy, C. M. 2013. Indonesia, migration 1969 to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
International human migration is not a new phenomenon in Indonesia. Although there is no detailed historical evidence in terms of documents or other materials, archeological studies have suggested that movements or intermigration of people in Malayo-Polynesian regions (including present-day Malaysia and Indonesia) had taken place as early as 500 bce (Tirtosudarmo 1996). It was not until the 1970s that a detailed record of international human migration, particularly that of migrant workers, has been officially available, when the government deployed 5,600 workers overseas in the first Five-Year Development Plan, Repelita I (1969–74).
- labor supply;