The Socio-Economic Factors Affecting the Decision of Ofw Family Members of Upv Students to Work Abroad

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The Socio-Economic Factors that Affect the Decision of OFW Family Members of UPV-CAS Students to Work Abroad

A Research Paper Submitted by:
Anna ViktoriaBanay
Camille May Savillo

Submitted to:
Prof. Karen Varona

October 4, 2012
Abstract
One reason for the increasing number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is the search for better job opportunities abroad. However, this is not the only cause for the increase in the flow of human labor outside the country. Sociological factors also play a part in influencing the decision to migrate abroad, as seen in previous studies. This research aims to find out whether the socio-economic factors of age, sex, educational attainment, income and family size affect the decision of OFW family members
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Scope and Limitations There will only be five major factors, namely, age, sex, educational attainment, income, and family size to be discussed in this paper so as to make the comparison of these factors easier and more comprehensive. The selection of respondents in the study will only be limited to OFW family members of UPV-CAS students enrolled in the current semester.

Definition of Terms * Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) / Temporary Migrants * These refer to Filipinos whose stay overseas, while regular and properly documented, is temporary. This is owed to the employment-related nature of their status in the host country. Temporary migrants include contract workers, intra-company transferees, students, trainees, entrepreneurs, businessmen, traders, and others whose stay abroad is six months or more, as well as their accompanying (Opiniano, 2007).In this paper, the term Overseas Filipino Workers will pertain only to those Overseas Filipino Workers will pertain only to those Overseas Filipino Workers who have left their families behind. Those who brought their entire families to their host country are not included in this study. * Globalization * The development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets (Merriam Webster Dictionary) * Migration * The movement of persons from one country or locality to