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…  See more details below

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

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