Titelaufnahme

Titel
Exploitation and the decision to migrate : the role of abuse and unfavorable working conditions in Filipina domestic workers' desire to return abroad / George Naufal (Texas A&M University and IZA), Froilan Malit, Jr. (Cornell University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserNaufal, George ; Malit, Froilan T. <Jr.>
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, July 2018
Ausgabe
Elektronische Ressource
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (35 Seiten) : Diagramme
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11677
URLVolltext
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-161381 
Zugänglichkeit
 Das Dokument ist öffentlich zugänglich im Rahmen des deutschen Urheberrechts.
Volltexte
Exploitation and the decision to migrate [0.31 mb]
Links
Nachweis
Verfügbarkeit In meiner Bibliothek
Zusammenfassung

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries host at least 2.4 million foreign domestic workers, who are legally excluded from national labor laws and regulations, thus placing them in precarious social, legal, and economic conditions in the GCC labor markets. Despite the recent growth of academic scholarship on domestic work in the GCC and beyond, little attention has been paid to absconding foreign domestic workers and the complex role abuse plays in determining their future decision to migrate. This paper examines the likelihood that Filipina domestic workers will migrate after absconding from their previous employer. Applying a unique dataset of absconding Filipina domestic workers collected at the Philippine Labor Office (POLO) in Qatar between 2013 - 2015, we find that abuse and poor working conditions do not act as deterrents for future migration. Paradoxically, absconding domestic workers who have been financially abused are more likely to want to return and seek employment abroad. This study offers empirical and theoretical insights into the connection between migrant exploitation and domestic workers' desire to migrate once again.

Nutzungshinweis
 Das Medienwerk ist im Rahmen des deutschen Urheberrechts nutzbar.