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|Title:||International labor migration and the family: Some observations from Indonesia|
|Citation:||Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 1995; 4(2-3):273-301|
|Publisher:||Scalabrini Migration Center|
|Abstract:||This article addresses two dimensions of the complex interrelationship between the family and international labor migration in Indonesia: the role of the family in influencing labor movements out of Indonesia; and the consequences of this movement on family well-being, structure, and functioning. Research on this topic in Indonesia is highly limited due mainly to the recency of large scale international labor migration, inadequate data collection systems, a high incidence of undocumented migration, and failure of available research to be sensitive to family related issues. Against a rapidly changing economic and social situation, two major overlapping systems of migration have developed. The official system is focused strongly on the Middle East (although other Asian destinations are increasing in significance) and is dominated by female migrants. The undocumented system is much larger in volume, is focused upon Malaysia, involves more males than females, and is becoming permanent in some cases. The role, status, and experiences of women migrants in relation to their families (decision making, networks, remittances) are discussed with recommendations for other areas needing further research attention.|
Emigration and Immigration
Transients and Migrants
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 2|
Australian Population and Migration Research Centre publications
Geography, Environment and Population publications
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