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Indonesia, migration 1969 to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Carunia Mulya Firdausy

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm299

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Firdausy, C. M. 2013. Indonesia, migration 1969 to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

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).

Keywords:

  • globalization;
  • labor;
  • labor supply;
  • Asia;
  • farming