Indonesia's orphanages are under-researched The number of children in panti asuhan is significant in global terms. They possibly account for over six per cent of the total number of children in institutions worldwide (Babington 2015). Relatively little research has been undertaken into Indonesia’s panti asuhan. Contributions have been made from disciplines including political science, history, social anthropology, psychology and psychiatry.
More research is needed on how panti asuhan impact upon child development, wellbeing and rights. The numbers, ages and health of children in panti asuhan need to be better understood. Community and religious attitudes toward panti asuhan and the role of philanthropy also remain to be explored in greater depth.
This section provides links to known scholarly and other research about panti asuhan. It is in four parts: