Asian Women As Transnational Domestic Workers International Workshop on Contemporary P

ISBN: 9789812103864

Published: September 1st 2005

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Asian Women As Transnational Domestic Workers  by  International Workshop on Contemporary P

Asian Women As Transnational Domestic Workers by International Workshop on Contemporary P
September 1st 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9789812103864 | 9.14 Mb

Once an occupation traditionally associated with poor rural women who migrated to cities in search of work, paid domestic work is now a transnational occupational niche for millions of women from Asias less well-off countries including theMoreOnce an occupation traditionally associated with poor rural women who migrated to cities in search of work, paid domestic work is now a transnational occupational niche for millions of women from Asias less well-off countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Burma, Sri Lanka, and India.

These women embark on sojourns to the richer countries of the world in search of a more lucrative livelihood and promising futures for their families and themselves. Private and public institutions that form international networks involved in securing employment contracts and arranging migration passages recognize transnational domestic workers as a valuable commodity.

Transnational domestic workers are important contributors not only to the economies of the countries that receive them, but also to their own countries through the growing volume of remittances sent home. Despite their crucial role in the global economy, transnational domestic workers, mostly female, continue to migrate and work und



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