PARTICATORY GAP ANALYSIS ON CONVENTION 181 Towards Enhancing the Global Revolving Door for Overseas Filipino Workers

Migration for employment has increasingly become a reality for peoples facing difficulties in finding adequate and promising development opportunities at home. The expansion of the global economy accompanied by policy shifts towards greater deregulation, trade liberalization and privatization has also led to the rise of the role of private employment agencies in enabling an environment continue reading

Measuring Migration Costs of OFW Returnees from Saudi Arabia using CAPI

International low-skilled labor migrant workers such as construction workers, agricultural workers and domestic helpers are projected to increase over the medium- and long- term in high-income and emerging economies due to demographic changes (e.g., ageing populations) and lack of decent work opportunities in migrant sending countries. Cognizant of the development impact of migration to migrants continue reading

Philippine Labor Migration Factbook 2016

Philippine labor migration has constantly grown for the past 40 years the country. In 2015, 1.8 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) left the country to work in various destinations all over the world. OFWs, along with other Overseas Filipinos (OFs), sent home a total of US$25.6 billion in cash remittances that year (BSP). If taking continue reading

‘Should I stay or should I go too?’: Understanding the employment aspirations and migration trajectories of left-behind children in the Philippines

Much of the migration scholarship tends to focus either on the migrant or on the left-behind families. In this dissertation, I seek to explore an understudied aspect of migration- the links between parental migration and the migration aspirations and employment trajectories of left-behind children. The analysis is based on in-depth interviews with Filipino migrant parents continue reading