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- What drives international labour migration in the Philippines?
Agbola, Frank W.;
Acupan, Angelito B.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Business & Law, Newcastle Business School
- In recent times, overseas workers from the Philippines have been sending remittances in excess of US$14 billion annually to their families back home. Although these remittances are important source of foreign exchange and play an important role in economic development of the Philippines, the determinants of migration in the country is not well established. This study empirically investigates the impact of economic, demographic, and political factors on the size of emigration from the Philippines. A simple migration model is specified and estimated using data spanning the period 1975 to 2005. The results indicate that income inequality, adult literacy, and the level of unemployment are the key determinants of emigration in the Philippines. The result also indicates that political stability impacts on emigration in the Philippines. The policy implications of the results are discussed.
- 2008 Business & Economics Conferences (EABR) and Teaching & Education Conferences (TLC). 2008 EABR & TLC Conferences Proceedings (Rothenburg, Germany 18-20 June, 2008)
- Clute Institute for Academic Research
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- conference paper
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