publication . Article . 2012

Temporary International Labor Migration and Development in South and Southeast Asia

Stuart Rosewarne;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Apr 2012
Abstract
Growing migrant worker remittances are regarded as an important and more reliable source of capital to finance development in South and Southeast Asia than international aid and foreign direct investment. International financial institutions (IFIs) have proselytized based on this promise and have represented the feminization of labor migration as injecting more momentum into developmental potential. Many Asian governments have been won over by this promise, establishing labor-export policies to generate overseas earnings. This promise has also colored feminist interventions, especially within international agencies focused on migrant women workers' rights, which...
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free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Gender Studies, Economic growth, Disadvantage, Globalization, Migrant domestic workers, Earnings, Division of labour, Economics, Redress, Foreign direct investment, Occupational segregation
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