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Study on the overseas Filipino worker: a general profile

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Frame of Image ABSTRACT STUDY ON THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER: A GENERAL PROFILE By Shirley Marie B. Cosalan
The Philippines has been an interesting topic of studies on migration. Philippine migration is largely economically motivated and temporary, thereby, the term “Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)” is used to describe those who are employed in foreign countries through a contract with their employers. However, only a few researches involve the survey of workers in the destination countries, in this case, Korea. The researcher thought that it would be best for the study if she had primary data, thereby, conducted the survey while in Korea. This study sought to generate sufficient data on migrant workers in South Korea through interviews and questionnaires and these data were used in the descriptive analysis. The analysis on the causes of, consequences and concerns about international labor migration used data from various government agencies as well as findings from related studies. What is particularly relevant and unique about the study is that the survey has included illegal workers, most of who were personally interviewed by the researcher. Illegal or undocumented workers are those who do not have the proper or valid working visa as against the legal or documented workers. Among the several findings from this study, the researcher opted to highlight that all the respondents to the survey have entered South Korea legally but more than half of them are illegal workers. Further, most of th


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Title Study on the overseas Filipino worker: a general profile
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Cosalan, Shirley Marie Bastian

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[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2010
Pages 47
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management