An Understanding Demographic Bonus and Its Implication among Teenagers in Deli Serdang District
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- bonus demography, employment, teenagers
Population structure in Deli Serdang District showed that the productive age (15-64 years) was greater than non-productive age (children and elderly). This condition is called demographic bonus, which is predicted will occur in 2020. The state of this demographic bonus will be very advantageous to be utilized as best as possible. However, the extent to which understanding of demographic bonus and its implication among teenagers is not yet known. This study tried to describe the understanding of demographic bonus and its implication among teenagers in four (4) sub-districts in Deli Serdang District which were near Kuala Namu International Airport. The samples were teenagers aged 15-24 years and data were collected by interviewing them. The result showed that only 12.6 % of the teenagers knew about the definition of demographic bonus. About 64,6 % of teenagers agreed that in connection with the demographic bonus, then employment for teenagers was very important. The fact that many residents were young but accompanied by a lack of access to education, skills and employment were a worrying combination according to 87.6% teenagers. Only 58.6% of teenagers felt the benefits as an economic opportunity of the presence of the airport for their areas. Meanwhile, 32.6% of teenagers stated that there was no benefits due to the presence of the airport. Eventhough many of teenagers (74.7%) stated that with the economic opportunity of the presence of the airport creating jobs in this area, but many teenagers were unemployment. The Deli Serdang local government should give information about demographic bonus and its implication to the teenagers. Otherwise, they will lose the chance to enjoy the demographic bonus which offered a significant opportunity for the Deli Serdang's economic development if teenagers' work skills and aptitude were developed as soon as possible.
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TY - CONF AU - Heru Santosa AU - Erna Mutiara AU - Juanita Juanita PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - An Understanding Demographic Bonus and Its Implication among Teenagers in Deli Serdang District BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 34 EP - 38 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.7 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.7 ID - Santosa2016/12 ER -