Migration in the Asia Pacific: Population, Settlement and Citizenship Issues

Migration in the Asia Pacific: Population, Settlement and Citizenship Issues

by Robyn Iredale
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840648600

ISBN-13: 9781840648607

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Emphasizing the growing value and importance of transnational communities, international geographers and population experts examine trends and labor patterns among migrants in the Asia Pacific region. Their analyses highlight economic, political, and social identities of the migrants and the responses of governments to this complex issue. Chapter topics including

Overview

Emphasizing the growing value and importance of transnational communities, international geographers and population experts examine trends and labor patterns among migrants in the Asia Pacific region. Their analyses highlight economic, political, and social identities of the migrants and the responses of governments to this complex issue. Chapter topics including rural out-migration in China, the growth of skilled migration in the Asia Pacific region, migrant workers' rights, and gendered migration in the Philippines. Iredale (geosciences, U. of Wollongong), Hawksley (politics, U. of Wollongong) and Castles (refugee studies, U. of Oxford) edit 21 chapters. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840648607
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
401
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvii
List of Tablesviii
List of Contributorsxi
Acknowledgementsxiii
Forewordxiv
Part 1Introduction
1.Migrant Settlement, Transnational Communities and State Strategies in the Asia Pacific Region3
Part 2Overview of General Trends and Themes in Asia Pacific Migration
2.International Labour Migration in East Asia: Trends and Policy Issues29
3.An Ocean of Discontent? Contemporary Migration and Deprivation in the South Pacific55
4.Gendered Migration in Asia: Case Studies of the Philippines, Indonesia and China79
5.International Migration and Families in Asia99
Part 3Labour Migration
6.The Growth of Skilled Migration in the Asia Pacific Region121
7.The Constant Flux, the Mobile Reserve and the Limits of Control: Malaysia and the Legal Dimensions of International Migration141
8.International Migration in Southeast Asia: A Case Study of Indonesian Workers in the Malaysian Peninsula159
9.Labour Emigration and Emigration Pressures in Transitional Vietnam169
10.Culture and Social Adjustment: Migrant Workers in Korea and Local Workers in Overseas Korean Firms181
11.The Europol Convention and Filipino Migrant Workers' Rights: Lessons from the European Union?201
Part 4Impacts of Migration: Theoretical, Legal and Economic Perspectives
12.Rural Migration and Rural Development: A Report on the Field Investigation of Eight Villages from Four Provinces in China219
13.Thailand's Immigration and Emigration: A Legal Overview247
14.Remittances, the Social System and Development in Samoa259
15.Return Migration and Reversal of Brain Drain to Taiwan: An Analysis of the 1990 Census Data273
16.China's Changing International Migration Trends293
Part 5Settlement and Citizenship
17.Blurring the Boundaries: The Impact of Contemporary Migration Flows and Transnational Linkages on Aotearoa/New Zealand305
18.Affluence and Disadvantage Among Immigrants from Asia in Sydney321
19.Civil Space in a City-State: Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore341
20.A Study of Asian Immigrants in Tokyo355
21.The Emergence of an Indo-Fijian Transnational Community367
Index389

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