Crossing borders, crossing seas: the Philippines and continuities in migration

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Sociology
Author Loebach, Peter
Title Crossing borders, crossing seas: the Philippines and continuities in migration
Date 2011-05
Description This study assesses how the composition of migrant workers from the Philippines varies with migration prevalence within Filipino communities. In doing so, this study tests the hypothesis of past cumulative causation scholars that increased migration prevalence results in a decline in migrant selectivity. The Philippines has a social, political and geographic context; different from that of many other countries characterized by high migration. This study considers whether these different context;s and contingencies might alter the process by which the social phenomenon of cumulative causation occurs. Multiple fixed effects models were constructed at the municipality level with the dependent variable in each model relating to individuals' ability to secure a job or to ties and responsibilities that individuals have to their origin community (marital status, age, sex, years of education). This study finds that consistent with cumulative causation theory as posited by Douglas S. Massey, increased prevalence did yield a decline in selectivity for education and marital status. However, migration prevalence had no effect on the gender composition of migrants, while time did impact the gender composition, suggesting sustained selectivity by gender.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Cumulative causation; Massey; Migration; Philippines
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Peter Loebach 2011
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 200,880 bytes
Identifier us-etd3,29131
Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections ; HD30.5 2011 .L64
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Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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