Women working away: female labour migration in Asia and the Pacific

Eversole, R 2006, 'Women working away: female labour migration in Asia and the Pacific' in S. Charlesworth, K. Douglas, M. Fastenau, S. Cartwright (ed.) Women and Work 2005: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 23-41.


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Title Women working away: female labour migration in Asia and the Pacific
Author(s) Eversole, R
Year 2006
Title of book Women and Work 2005: Current RMIT University Research
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) S. Charlesworth, K. Douglas, M. Fastenau, S. Cartwright
Start page 23
End page 41
Subjects Sociology not elsewhere classified
Summary This paper reviews research on women from the Asia-Pacific region who migrate internationally to work. It identifies and briefly explores four key areas of concern that emerge from a review of this literature: the migration decision-making process for women and their households; working conditions for female international labour migrants; the importance of remittances sent to family members at home; and overall assessments of the impacts of labour migration on women and their families. Drawing on published research across several countries, this paper considers these issues and identifies patterns in the experience of migrant women workers, as well as areas requiring further research. This paper reviews research on women from the Asia-Pacific region who migrate internationally to work. It identifies and briefly explores four key areas of concern that emerge from a review of this literature: the migration decision-making process for women and their households; working conditions for female international labour migrants; the importance of remittances sent to family members at home; and overall assessments of the impacts of labour migration on women and their families. Drawing on published research across several countries, this paper considers these issues and identifies patterns in the experience of migrant women workers, as well as areas requiring further research.
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Keyword(s) Migration
women
employment
labour migration
ISBN 1921166274
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