Title

Filipino overseas contract workers: Their families and communities

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Behavioral Sciences

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Asian Labor Migration: Pipeline to the Middle East

First Page

125

Last Page

144

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

Two approaches were used to examine the effects of temporary overseas labor migration: a household survey and a community study. Data from the household survey were analyzed according to types of households and levels of temporary overseas migration of the communities. Despite the difficulties they encounter, the wives nevertheless seem to be adjusting to the absence of their husbands rather well. There is a general perception among the wives that the husbands’ absence has enhanced their own personal growth and development by allowing them to become more independent, to become stronger as persons, to develop new interests, and to discover hidden potentials. The study indicates that within households and communities, certain demographic changes have begun to surface as a result of the disproportionately large numbers of able-bodied young men leaving their households and communities for overseas employment. © 1986 by Hugh Seton-Watson. All rights reserved.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4324/9780429040306-7

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Foreign workers, Filipino; Foreign workers, Filipino--Social conditions

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