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Type: Journal article
Title: Forced migration in Indonesia: Historical perspectives
Author: Hugo, G.
Citation: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 2006; 15(1):53-92
Publisher: Scalabrini Migration Center
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0117-1968
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Graeme Hugo
Abstract: This paper argues that an historical perspective is important in the understanding of contemporary forced migration in Indonesia. It demonstrates this through an analysis of the major pre 1965 forced migrations in the country. It shows that many contemporary population flows both forced and unforced have their origins in historical forced migration. For example, urbanization in Indonesia in the immediate post independence decades was in a major way a function of forced migration. Forced migration also has created chain migration linkages between origin and destination along which later non-forced movements occur. It is also shown that historical forces are often responsible for the political, economic and social inequalities which are an important influence on contemporary patterns of migration.
Description: Copyright © 2006 Scalabrini Migration Center
RMID: 0020062879
DOI: 10.1177/011719680601500104
Description (link): http://www.smc.org.ph/apmj15-1.htm
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Australian Population and Migration Research Centre publications

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