How Filipino Immigrants in Italy Send Money Back Home

Author: Ribas-Mateos, Natalia
Year:2012
Pages:232
ISBN:0-7734-2553-5
978-0-7734-2553-8
Price:179.95
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.

Reviews

“… an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of remittances inquiries in Southeast Asia, but can be extended to remittances questions around the world.” – Prof. Laura Feliu i Martínez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Table of Contents

PREFACE By LOURDES BENERIA

Part I: INTRODUCTION. TOWARDS NEW PARADIGMS

Part II: THE RELEVANCE OF THE FILIPINO CASE

Part III: FRAMEWORKS OF INTERPRETATION

1. The feminisation of migration from a Filipino perspective

2. Female Filipino Migrants in Italy

3. Remittances as the new global trend

4. Making final goals: Rural Development and food security

Part IV: THE MIGRATION CHAPTER

1. The migratory process

2. Evaluation of migration changes within the household

3. The selected migration areas

FAMILY REMITTANCES

1. The transfer system

2. Remittance strategy

3. Gender relations

Part V: IN THE SHADOW OF MIGRATION: AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABILITY

1. Impact on agriculture

2. Impact on food security

3. Community Projects

Part VI: SUGGESTING IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE

1. Towards a community driven-development

2. The focus on institutional change

3. The focus on changing market access

4. Rural finance

6. Rural enterprises

7. Other types of rural investment

Part VI: CONCLUSIONS

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