Examining decent work in Indonesia: Experiences of older rural women entrepreneurs in Central Java

Indonesia’s trend of population ageing has been accompanied by an increase of older people who, despite various challenges, continue to be productive and contribute to the economy. However, evidence regarding decent work in Indonesia is limited and particularly lacking when it comes to informal work in rural areas. There is a need for up-to-date evidence identifying the challenges related to decent work and risk factors that are barriers to decent work. Research of this kind can support the development of improved policies and programmes. This research focuses specifically on rural women entrepreneurs in Central Java, in particular their quality of work, motivation to develop their businesses and what key challenges they are facing.