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Type: Journal article
Title: International labor migration and the family: Some observations from Indonesia
Author: Hugo, G.
Citation: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 1995; 4(2-3):273-301
Publisher: Scalabrini Migration Center
Issue Date: 1995
ISSN: 0117-1968
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.
Keywords: Behavior
Social Behavior
Family Characteristics
Decision Making
Demography
Population Dynamics
Emigration and Immigration
Geography
Economics
Developing Countries
Women's Rights
Socioeconomic Factors
Transients and Migrants
Population
Employment
Asia
Asia, Southeastern
Indonesia
Health Workforce
DOI: 10.1177/011719689500400206
Description (link): http://www.smc.org.ph/apmj/index.php?comp=com_issue_details&id=12
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