Migration

  • 8Enhancing Migrant Shelters through Participatory Action Research: The Case of ‘Bahay Kalinga’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Shelters represent a crucial component in the Philippine labor migration governance regime. It acts not merely as places of accommodation for distressed OFWs, but more importantly as hubs for developmental interventions in preparation for their effective reintegration following experiences of employers’ abuse and maltreatment. As of 2018, There are 20 Migrant Workers and Other Overseas Filipinos Resource Centers (MWOFRCs) in selected…

  • 3A REVIEW OF BILATERAL LABOR AGREEMENTS CONCLUDED BY THE PHILIPPINES WITH COUNTRIES OF DESTINATION: TOWARD A FRAMEWORK FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION

    The past two decades saw the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines actively engaging with several countries of destination on issues relating to the promotion and protection of migrant labor. This is evidenced by the resurgence of use of bilateral labor agreements (BLAs) to regulate existing flows and to open new labor migration flows. As demand for certain types of expertise of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) continue to…

  • 2IS WIVES’ OVERSEAS MIGRATION A DETERRENT TO THE LABOR SUPPLY BEHAVIOR OF NON-MIGRANT SPOUSE LEFT-BEHIND? EVIDENCE FROM THE PHILIPPINES TEMPORARY MIGRATION

    A key feature of the Philippine overseas migration is the increasing female migrants working outside their home. It is of interest that migrant women highly dominate overseas employment for the last decade who had to leave their homes and endure long years of family separation. The aim of this research was to determine how the migration of wives impacts the labor supply behavior or motivation to work of the husbands left behind. To achieve this…

  • OFW_crisisVulnerable but unfazed? Analyzing OFW Experiences, Coping Strategies and Migration Prospects Amid Economic Crisis

    Time and again, economic crisis proves to be detrimental most to migrant labor. They are often the very first target of massive layoffs and deteriorated working and living conditions as a consequence of the contraction of private companies and collapse of economies in destination countries. Moreover, they usually bear the brunt of discriminatory policies of their host countries and of xenophobic sentiments of native populations most pronounced…

  • OFW_TaiwanA Research on Return and Reintegration : Case Study of OFWS in Taiwan

    Current government policy guidelines have not fully elaborated the difference between “Return” and “Reintegration”. These stages of migration remain to be treated as one and the same. However, return and reintegration are two different concepts. Return may only refer to the physical return of a migrant to their country of origin while reintegration is a process to which the migrant is reintroduced and reinserted to the community under…

  • appleA Typology of OFWs Returning Home: A Survey Study on the Return and Reintegration of OFWs

    Return and Reintegration are two different concepts that are often taken as one and the same. Return may only refer to the physical return of a migrant to their country of origin while reintegration is a process to which the migrant is reintroduced and reinserted to the community under three (3) identified dimensions: Economic stability, Social Networks and Psycho-social. Return may be for everyone, but reintegration may not be ready for all…

  • ellahPARTICATORY 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 for better jobs matching – locally, and between countries…

  • rookieMeasuring 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 and their families as well as to origin and…

  • kimPhilippine 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 into account remittances sent through both formal and non-formal sectors, remittances are estimated to…

  • isa‘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 in London and their children left behind in the Philippines. The findings…

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