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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840648607
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 401

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Pt. 1 Introduction
1 Migrant Settlement, Transnational Communities and State Strategies in the Asia Pacific Region 3
Pt. 2 Overview of General Trends and Themes in Asia Pacific Migration
2 International Labour Migration in East Asia: Trends and Policy Issues 29
3 An Ocean of Discontent? Contemporary Migration and Deprivation in the South Pacific 55
4 Gendered Migration in Asia: Case Studies of the Philippines, Indonesia and China 79
5 International Migration and Families in Asia 99
Pt. 3 Labour Migration
6 The Growth of Skilled Migration in the Asia Pacific Region 121
7 The Constant Flux, the Mobile Reserve and the Limits of Control: Malaysia and the Legal Dimensions of International Migration 141
8 International Migration in Southeast Asia: A Case Study of Indonesian Workers in the Malaysian Peninsula 159
9 Labour Emigration and Emigration Pressures in Transitional Vietnam 169
10 Culture and Social Adjustment: Migrant Workers in Korea and Local Workers in Overseas Korean Firms 181
11 The Europol Convention and Filipino Migrant Workers' Rights: Lessons from the European Union? 201
Pt. 4 Impacts 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 China 219
13 Thailand's Immigration and Emigration: A Legal Overview 247
14 Remittances, the Social System and Development in Samoa 259
15 Return Migration and Reversal of Brain Drain to Taiwan: An Analysis of the 1990 Census Data 273
16 China's Changing International Migration Trends 293
Pt. 5 Settlement and Citizenship
17 Blurring the Boundaries: The Impact of Contemporary Migration Flows and Transnational Linkages on Aotearoa/New Zealand 305
18 Affluence and Disadvantage Among Immigrants from Asia in Sydney 321
19 Civil Space in a City-State: Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore 341
20 A Study of Asian Immigrants in Tokyo 355
21 The Emergence of an Indo-Fijian Transnational Community 367
Index 389
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