The Global Context of Gendered Labor Migration from the Philippines to the United States

James A. Tyner

in Gender and U.S. Immigration

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520225619
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929869 | DOI:
The Global Context of Gendered Labor Migration from the Philippines to the United States

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This chapter places gendered labor migration from the Philippines to the United States in a global context. It considers the argument that the migration of Filipinos to the United States and to other countries in the world should be viewed as part of an institutional response to a changing global economy. The chapter shows that the United States is unique among the labor-importing states, and that the institutional control of international migration is highly gendered. The conceptions of femininity and masculinity are prominent figures in the regulation, organization, and management of labor flaws. The chapter determines that the Philippines has been integrated into the global economy, and that labor export has emerged as a development strategy shaped by the country's institutional response to a gendered and shifting global labor market. It concludes that it is important for institutional behavior to operate within the boundaries which were established by immigration legislation.

Keywords: gendered labored migration; Filipinos; institutional response; global economy; labor-importing states; institutional control; international migration; institutional behavior

Chapter.  7879 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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