Indonesia Inquiry

Indonesian Labor Issues (Video Resources)

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Indonesian Labor Issues (Video Resources Bibliography) 

Compiled by: Shannay Baradaran

Directed Individual Study, Spring 2016

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Al Jazeera. 2014. “Indonesia’s Economic Boom Fueling Inequality.” 5 May.

As Indonesia’s economy grows, so is the gap between rich and the poor. With elections due in July, the economy is likely to be a key issue for many voters. The government admits that the growing divide is a problem that needs to be addressed soon. Opposition parties are trying to reach out to poor people, saying they will improve their lives. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjkPtuh_11U

Al Jazeera. 2010. “101 East- Protecting Indonesia’s Children.” 18 March.

On this edition of 101 East, we look at the complex issues surrounding Indonesia’s increasing number of street children and ask who is protecting them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4gHkpflvgU

BeritaSatu World. 2014. “Interview- Indonesia’s Labor Challenge, Pt.1.” 2 May.

News coverage from Berita Satu World interviews a man named Jim. Jim has traveled to Indonesia through a span of fourteen years, and is an advocate for underpaid workers in Indonesia. Jim lived under minimum wage conditions for a period of time to experience the hardships many workers endure. Abstract by: Shannay Baradaran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWpGhRAV0vU

BeritaSatu World. 2014. “Interview- Indonesia’s Labor Challenge, Pt.2.” 2 May.

News coverage from Berita Satu World interviews a man named Jim. Jim has traveled to Indonesia through a span of fourteen years, and is an advocate for underpaid workers in Indonesia. Jim lived under minimum wage conditions for a period of time to experience the hardships many workers endure. Abstract by: Shannay Baradaran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O49u-Qn3Lo

International Monetary Fund. 2011. “IMF Expects Indonesia To Continue To Grow.” 21 October.

The outlook is very robust, despite the global volatility. Our growth rate projections for Indonesia are above 6 percent both in 2011 and in 2012. Over the medium term, the country could grow even more, if they invest more in infrastructure.

http://www.imf.org/external/mmedia/view.aspx?vid=1229820626001

Jakarta Globe News Channel. 2014. “Indonesian Labor Unions Protest Calling for 30% Increase to Jakarta Minimum Wage.” 22 October.

News covers citizens forming their labor unions in demands of an increase of minimum wage. The governor of Jakarta claims that the minimum wage will not increase over 30%. Citizens claim by raising the minimum wage, it will improve Indonesian citizens’ living conditions. Abstract by: Shannay Baradaran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlw5Q-s0s3o

World Bank. 2015. “Indonesia’s Rising Divide.” 7 December.

Two residents of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta live almost side by side, yet they are separated by income inequality. Both explain that not everyone has benefited from Indonesia’s economic growth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PTMnCdpB5E