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Monday, 27 May 2019

Expert estimated that total population of Indonesia in 2045 could reach the number 300 million

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Indonesia's total population reaches 267 million in 2019 based on the projection of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). With this estimate, it is not impossible for Indonesia's population could reach 300 million by 2045.

"We actually have to hold back not to reach 300 million in 2045. With a number that is not too large, we can focus on improving the quality in our current productive generation" said Professor at University of Indonesia in Faculty of Economics and Business, Prof. Sri Moertiningsih Adioetomo.

This target can be achieved if the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) can be reduced to 2.1. At present the TFR is still in the number 2.4 which indicates there are families who still have more than 2 children. According to Sri, this figure could be greater at the city and district level.

Decreasing TFR is not only by controlling pregnancy, but also other efforts, for example socialization of early marriage prevention, reproductive health, and family planning. Sufficient knowledge allows prospective parents to prevent their children from being born in Low birth weight (LBW) or stunting.

With this effort, the burden that will be borne by the National Health Insurance (JKN) will not be too large. Budget savings can be used to improve the quality in human resources, to reap the bonus demographic benefits.

 

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