Filipinos for Export: The Case of Low-Skilled Workers


This research aims to analyze the Philippine government's involvement in exporting labor to Taiwan, a country where the Philippines is recognized as a major labor provider. Focusing on the recruitment, selection, and preparation of low-skilled Filipino migrant workers, the study delves into how the Philippine government prepares these workers by imparting knowledge about Taiwanese culture before their departure. By examining narratives obtained from surveys conducted with Filipino low-skilled workers in Zhongshan District, as well as insights from migration experts, the central role of state policies and institutions in the migration industry is emphasized. Furthermore, the paper explores how these interviews, along with institutional resources, contribute to our understanding of these migration institutions. The key argument presented is that influential Philippine stakeholder groups actively participate in migration institutions, shaping international recruitment practices and facilitating the generation and brokering of competitive migrant workers.

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Anna Joceline Dizon Ituriaga, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

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Conference: PCAH2023
Stream: Immigration

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Ituriaga A. (2023) Filipinos for Export: The Case of Low-Skilled Workers ISSN: 2758-0970 The Paris Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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