03 Oct No Poverty In Indonesia’s Bonus Demography 2030?
Indonesia is one of the developed countries in Asia as well as in the world. Besides, massive populations are also defiance for Indonesia itself. Throughout history, Indonesia has had massive populations that are always facing challenges such as poverty. However, based on bappenas.go.id, Indonesia predicted will encounter bonus demography starting from 2030 until 2040.
What is no poverty and bonus demography?
No poverty is the end of all forms of the incapability to supply the minimum standard of living that involves both nourishment and non-nourishment. In addition, Bonus demography can be defined that the youth or productive ages (between 15 to 64 years old) are greater than the non-productive ages (under 15 and above 64 years old).
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No poverty in bonus demography
Bonus demography should be considered for everyone include the Millenials (generation who was born when the technology has advanced) since that can carry huge advantages and disadvantages. The profit becomes visible if the government and society cooperate equally. There are several things to do for the preparation of bonus demography such as deepening education for students and skills for employees, enhancing human resources, expanding manpower or workforce, establishing employment, and managing the growth of the population along with health measures.
The phenomenon of bonus demography has an extensive outcome, particularly for the Indonesian social and economic situation. Stabilized economic condition encourages society’s prosperity and leads no poverty. Moreover, international investors have a tendency to invest in Indonesia. The infrastructure in the form of a good pathway for transportation and irrigation excavate the economic distribution. Not only that, developing small islands to build up the connection that linked the centre of the economics and supporting areas while strengthening the development of local products and supply chain networks for export continues to be implemented.
Based on www.merdeka.com, Indonesian economic growth in 2018 was better than in 2017 and that will happen for upcoming years. The big provinces are also occurring an upturn and improvements too. The government also needs to strengthen the service sector, manufacture, and industry in order to absorb labours and increase the export. As the result, those actions can lead to national excellent economic growth and poverty can go down also be resolved.
Poverty in bonus demography
However, the drawback will appear if bonus demography cannot be maximized. Then, society is on the critical track in the poverty line. Furthermore, if natality increases, poverty will increase as well. In a short time, a poverty cycle will be formed and both governments, as well as society, will be occurring the trouble and find difficulties to get out with that. Other possible problems will also appear such as criminal actions, murder, unemployment, bad health, physical condition, and high mortality. These all can happen as the result of the encouragement of demanding daily basic needs so that people were pushed in doing that criminal deeds.
In conclusion, either no poverty or poverty can happen during bonus demography later in 2030 to 2040. That all depends on the people themselves who consist of government and society. Thereupon, bonus demography will also lead to poverty if the government and society cannot go along jointly. The contribution that is possible and can be done is a little thing starting from now.
As we should remember what mother Theresa said, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”