14 June 2011

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Migrants for Export




Robyn Magalit Rodriguez an assistant professor of sociology at Rutgers University wrote a book about migrant workers from the Philippines. She called it ubiquitous  to global capitalism . In her book she investigates how and why the Philippine government transformed itself into a labor brokerage state.

 With nearly 9 percent (9 million) Filipinos worked overseas in more than 200 countries and considered as a global enterprise who live and work abroad. Filipino men and women who fill in the global workforce including domestic work, construction, engineering,  medical and other support related work. From the middle east to the other corners of the world overseas Filipino workers were treated as the new national heroes for leaving the country to work abroad and send their wages back home.


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