Basa, Charito Books

Dr. Basa is a Free-Lance Consultant for the Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), based in London. She received her BA in Economics from the Philippines Women’s University.

How Filipino Immigrants in Italy Send Money Back Home
2012 0-7734-2553-5
Focusing on Filipino immigrants to Italy, the book examines the role of remittances sent by Filipino women from Italy to the Philippines. The authors emphasize that the role of Filipino women is important, because there is such a large proportion of them among Italy’s emigrant community and their remittances have a significant impact upon Filipino households and local development. Overall, this book serves a case study for the broader debate over international migration and national development as well as the positive and negative effect of remittances upon women migrants.