2016 Migration

  • patrickProcessing Overseas Employment Certificates: A Preliminary Impact Assessment

    The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) being deployed has been considerably increasing. Reports of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) show that there is an urgent need to address the following concerns: low number of personnel assigned in the processing and issuance of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs); and increased number of OFWs requesting for OECs both at POLOs and at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration…

  • isa‘Should I stay or should I go too?’: Understanding the employment aspirations and migration trajectories of left-behind children in the Philippines

    Much of the migration scholarship tends to focus either on the migrant or on the left-behind families. In this dissertation, I seek to explore an understudied aspect of migration- the links between parental migration and the migration aspirations and employment trajectories of left-behind children. The analysis is based on in-depth interviews with Filipino migrant parents in London and their children left behind in the Philippines. The findings…

  • kimPhilippine Labor Migration Factbook 2016

    Philippine labor migration has constantly grown for the past 40 years the country. In 2015, 1.8 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) left the country to work in various destinations all over the world. OFWs, along with other Overseas Filipinos (OFs), sent home a total of US$25.6 billion in cash remittances that year (BSP). If taking into account remittances sent through both formal and non-formal sectors, remittances are estimated to…

  • rookieMeasuring Migration Costs of OFW Returnees from Saudi Arabia using CAPI

    International low-skilled labor migrant workers such as construction workers, agricultural workers and domestic helpers are projected to increase over the medium- and long- term in high-income and emerging economies due to demographic changes (e.g., ageing populations) and lack of decent work opportunities in migrant sending countries. Cognizant of the development impact of migration to migrants and their families as well as to origin and…

  • ellahPARTICATORY GAP ANALYSIS ON CONVENTION 181 Towards Enhancing the Global Revolving Door for Overseas Filipino Workers

    Migration for employment has increasingly become a reality for peoples facing difficulties in finding adequate and promising development opportunities at home. The expansion of the global economy accompanied by policy shifts towards greater deregulation, trade liberalization and privatization has also led to the rise of the role of private employment agencies in enabling an environment for better jobs matching – locally, and between countries…

  • appleA Typology of OFWs Returning Home: A Survey Study on the Return and Reintegration of OFWs

    Return and Reintegration are two different concepts that are often taken as one and the same. Return may only refer to the physical return of a migrant to their country of origin while reintegration is a process to which the migrant is reintroduced and reinserted to the community under three (3) identified dimensions: Economic stability, Social Networks and Psycho-social. Return may be for everyone, but reintegration may not be ready for all…