Indonesia Revives Birth Control Program As Population Grows
Bloomberg Businessweek: Indonesia Population Approaching U.S. Revives Birth Control
“Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wants families to stop at two children to prevent a burgeoning population overwhelming schools and services. … As Indonesia’s growth slows, the world’s fourth-most-populous nation isn’t generating enough quality jobs to keep up with the population, the International Labour Organization said. That prospect has brought the revival of a birth control program begun 46 years ago by former President Suharto, who managed to halve the fertility rate to about 2.6, where it’s been stuck ever since…” (Adam et al., 1/28).